Sunday, 6 July 2008

Party Pooped!!

I've had a very laaaaaazy day today after several days of frantic party preparations, then some serious partying!! Today was declared a rest day and my beloved Geek Boy and I have lazed around in the temporary harem - AKA our lounge room! - reading, resting and recuperating ready for a new week.

Yesterday dawned overcast, blowy, cold and threatening to rain ... just the perfect sort of weather for my dancing buddies, Lynda and Deb, and I to lock ourselves away to celebrate friendship, sisterhood and Deb's birthday. As I told you in previous posts, I've been scurrying around to transform our lounge room into a harem hide-away, celebrating the fact that our little tribe became friends through attending the same belly dancing class. All doorways were draped in gauzy gold curtains, the lounge chairs were covered with satin sheets or fur blankets (not real fur of course, as that would be barbaric!!) and a spare mattress was transformed with piles of satin cushions into a lounging platform fit for the birthday girl Harem Queen. Lamps were draped in silky scarves, dozens of scented candles were lit and the coffee table was transformed into a banquet table fit for a sultan - except this was strictly a 'Girls Only' shindig!

It's a little dark - due to the only light coming from candles and lamps! - but it gives you a little idea of how our harem looked.

And in keeping with our harem theme, we all donned some of our harem pants, flowing skirts and Kuchi tribal jewellery.

Here we are - three tribal goddesses!! GB stayed around just long enough to take this photo for us then he was outta here quicker than you could say, "Ali Barber and the forty thieves!" Tee! Hee! Hee!

And here's our Birthday Girl ... Queen Deb!

She decided that the mountain of cushions was quite comfy!! In fact, we all ended up sitting on the floor on cushions around our feast, chatting, drinking copious amounts of tea and coffee and enjoying our party nibbles. Here's Lynda and Deb ...

What could be better than hanging out with friends, enjoying hot drinks and a heater on a cold day and grazing on yummy party food? PRESENTS!! Now, a few posts back, I showed you a pile of 'raw materials' and challenged you to guess what it would become. Well, it was to be Deb's birthday present and Carin guessed it - a Goth Bear! Tee! Hee! Hee! She was a combined gift from Lynda and I to Deb, with the bear and her outfit being my responsibility, while Lynda designed and made her jewellery. Here she is ...

Isn't she a cutie - and the bear's not bad either! Tee! Hee! Hee! Deb got to choose the name for her new little friend and she has been christened 'Majenta'. Here's a closer photo of the furry cutie ...

All in all, we had a wonderful day. With three busy schedules (two of which involve children, too!) it's hard for the tree of us to get together for more than a couple of hours at a time, so when Deb told us that all she wanted to do for her birthday was for the three of us to hang out, Lynda and I decided to make it a memorable day and Deb's verdict? "Thank you for a magical day!!" Aw shucks!! BLUSH! You're welcome!! It made me realise yet again just how very fortunate I am to have these two wonderful, witty, wacky women in my life - thanks girls!! And a big thank you to all of you bloggy buddies out there who wished Deb a Happy Birthday and wished us a fun party - you are all lovely and your well-wishes were passed on to Deb!

So ... in the wake of our extended party, today was a quiet one, which involved lots of lounging and reading, but not much sewing. However, I did manage to download and trace the latest installment in Lynette Anderson's free Noah's Ark BOM and shall spend some time stitching tonight whilst watching "Dr Who" and "CSI". If you haven't taken advantage of Lynette's free BOM, or haven't yet seen it (where have you been hiding! There's comments all over Blogland about it! Tee! Hee! Hee!) you can click on the cool tag to the left of my blog. Lynette very kindly made this cute icon available for all bloggers who wanted to link back to her site to make it easier to take a shortcut to her pattern. Check it out if you haven't already - it's heaps of fun!

For now, though, I'm off to have some boiled eggs for dinner and see what adventures Dr Who gets himself into this week! Til next time, Bear Hugs!



Lorraine said...

sounds like the ideal party....nice to have that special time together....! just finished stitching the cute are they...was really tempted to do pink toenails for the girl....!have been in the sewing room mainly tidying up a bit so I can see what I have....and boy I have a lot of more spening for me...well not for a while anyway!! LOL

Carin said...

Kris it sounds devine! Goth bear turned out just to cute for words!
You are all so cute in your harem pants and sitting on the floor. Makes me wish a plane ticket to Australia wasn't $1500 :O)
You enjoy your day lounging. HUGS! Carin

Debbie Lane said...

I'd give a great deal for a plane ticked to the next party too, Carin!

That sounds so wonderful. Onya girls!

Enjoy Dr Who, I certainly did!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi sweets,
Been out of blogland for a few days now but enjoyed catching up on your most recent posts.

Wow, Deb's party went of well and don't you all look great in your harem gear. I think Deb had the right idea for a birthday treat - special time with my gal pals would certainly top my list too.


Jo Jo said...

Sounds and looks like a lot of fun was had by all. The bear is totally gorgeous!!! It is great to just hang with friends some times and just catch up and be ...well...girly!!! Jo xx

natalie ross said...

Hi Kris,

It looks like you all had a fab time. I love the whole Harem idea, what a great idea and Happy Birthday Deb!! LOOOOOOOVE Majenta, she is gorgeous. Who couldn't love a purple bear!! 8-)


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