Skip to main content

Company Picnic Mongol Style

A few weekends ago Randy's company, Wagner Asia Equipment, held their annual picnic. This year deviated from our usual foray into Terlj National Park. Instead, we were treated to a new venue at a 13th-Century style park. We ended up stopping 4 different times: 1st stop the new HUGE statue of Chinggis.
2nd: a "13th-century" encampment (that's Randy and I sitting on the Khan's "13th-century" throne below).
Next, we stopped a canyon set up as a 13th century arena. The company was divided into teams, as usual, for traditional Mongolian games. This year some teams dressed in traditional Mongolian costume (so no laughing at Randy! Is there anything more goofy than white people in other country's national costume?) and some in matching T-shirts. That's Randy's assistant, Shagai, giving us the peace sign. As soon as we all got settled in the "13th Century Arena," it started pouring rain! Below is my friend, Ruth, huddling in a 13th-Century Cave. We got absolutely soaked. But the sun did come out later in the day and we did manage to dry out.

Next stop: lunch. We were treated to a wonderful meal served in a "13th-Century Kahn's Ger." You can see the boss; i.e., Tom Dargh, and visiting company guys seated at the Kahn's table.








Next stop: riding yaks, camels & Mongol horses (complete with wooden saddles! Not for weenies.) I just cannot stay away from the camels! They just have so much personality!

Very last stop: awards (how about that Award Goat's Head eh? Again, I don't make this stuff up!), and dancing to Russian disco & the Beach Boys.

A great day!





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Much Needed New Winter Robe - Vogue 9232

Last spring I chucked my 20-year-old bathrobe, giving me no choice but to replace it come winter.  Granted, I never took it to Mongolia, so it only got worn when I was home in the US.  But still.  For summer I made several light weight robes, but I knew I liked the style of my old RTW one.  
When I saw reviews for Vogue 9232--on PR (all 3 of them), I knew I'd found my pattern.  Interestingly enough, the pattern is actually for a caftan-type dress; but all 3 reviews were done up as a robe.      Sham's review  in particular had great tips.   On a trip to Colorado Fabrics in early summer I spotted a beeeuuutiful pink sweatshirt type fabric.  The outside is more like a thick knit and inside is dreamy soft.  And it's baby pink!  Which is hard to tell in the pics as we in Colorado have had lots of rain and no sunshine. And OK, I'm no photographer.  But seriously, this is like stepping into a pink cloud.  
I made a small through the neck, shoulders and sleeves and a med on the s…

McCalls 7387 and a Quilt Guild Visit

I sewed a lot of white this summer.  After wearing sooo much black for years, I can't get enough white.  This shirt got tons ofwear this summer.   The following goofy expressions of me trying very hard to play photographer are for free.


McCalls 7387 in a light and airy cotton shirting.  So light and airy
I have to wear a bit underneath which is not always the most light and airy thing to do.  I made up a medium, which was roomy to a degree I'm fine with.  However, next time I might make a small through neck and shoulders as collar seems a bit big.  Also, the sleeve band was too wide I thought.  I ended up folding it back.  Again, fine.  I liked the back detail, too; though a fabric with more body would probably stick out.











I wore it today to my friend DeLois' quilt guild meeting.  They are also holding an exhibit in the same building:  the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library in Denver.  Too fun.


Till next time XXOO

Honolulu Kimono Tops

...and a birthday library tote.  

Tomorrow, God willing and United flies...I'll be in Honolulu with 3 of my Munchkins!  Cannot wait.

I wanted a few new things so I drove over to Colorado Fabrics and picked up some rayon knits--all the flat folds were 50% off.  This happens twice a year and is a major score.  Worth the drive.

So, I made up all 3 in Maria of Denmark's Kimono T.  This is my all-time favorite go-to T.   Perfect with my Magic Pencil skirts in stretch denim and twill.





Then, Kelby's mom said he could really use a new library tote--they  pretty much go every week :-)

I used outdoor fabric--50% off at Joannes and scored a piece of bright orange (his favorite color) on the 50%-off remnant pile.


I'm pretty pleased with this project :)
Aloha!