Monday, September 6, 2010

The Start of Something Big

It's that time again people. Yes, that magical time of the year when I start thinking of Halloween. And costumes. And parties.

I hit the thrift stores Saturday and I've already started sewing too. Here is the start of LOM's costume. It shouldn't be too hard to guess who he is going to be. We bought the pants, shirt, vest, and jacket and with embellishments they will be fine. I'm making the tie, hat, and hatpins. I'll keep you posted on the other costumes as they come together.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

SacAnime and Pyramid Head

I survived SacAnime yesterday, but it was a loooong day. Everyone looked like they were having a great time and the new Radisson location is so much nicer than the old Scottish Rites location. I did feel a little sorry for the regular guests though. So much noise, confusion, singing, dancing, cosplaying - some of them looked a little confused.

Here's what my sweet baby wore. Isn't she cute? It's called Pyramid Head and it's from the Silent Hill video game. Disgusting, really, but she got a lot of attention.
I hope you all have a nice peaceful Labor Day Weekend.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Greek Party

I've made this post into a Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch.

Greetings from Greece! Okay, maybe not Greece, but our own back yard where we recently had a Greek dinner party for our Gormande Club.

We took our dining room table out to the patio, rigged a white awning above it, and set the table with white, blue and gold.

The runner is simply a piece of sheer fabric that reminded me of the Mediterranean. We used old blue glasses that we inherited from LOM's grandparents which matched the runner perfectly. I made those collars with the Greek key design to go around candle holders and a vase that I already had.

As the sun was lowering into the West we poured the Ouzo and started with mezede (snacks);

kalamata olives,


and saganaki (fried kefalotyri cheese). We also had pita bread and a sort of rolled version of spanakopita.

Then we progressed to horiatiki,

avgolemono, and the main course souvlaki and potatoes. which I failed to photograph. because it was getting dark. yeah, that's it, it was too dark. couldn't be the ouzo, could it?

And for dessert we had home-made baklava by Teen1. Oh, my, it was good.

Eventually it got dark enough to light the candles and we ate our dessert in their soft glow. In proper Greek style, we made dinner last for several hours and enjoyed our Escape To Greece immensely.

If you want to taste REAL Greek food, Stockton is having a Greek Festival on September 10-12 at the Greek Orthodox Church. Check it our here. I wonder if they will serve Ouzo?