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Monthly Archives: February 2012
I realized (with one week to go in February) that I was not going to finish the ambitious journal quilt I started so I decided to do a quick, cheery quilt. I did a faux-shibori (I scrunched the fabric up … Continue reading
It was a friend’s 42nd birthday last week… and his wife hosted an awesome Hitchhiker’s themed party. I spent last week making a gift for him: Book/Box to hold the gifts: Joo Janta 200 Peril Sensitive Sunglasses. These are a … Continue reading
While playing around with designs for this month’s journal quilt, I hit a stumbling block — I wasn’t sure if the bird should be a linocut or a silkscreen. So I have wasted spent the last two weeks exploring the … Continue reading
Thanks to modern technology, we now spend our long commutes back and forth to gymnastics listening to audiobooks. This month we’re listening to The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession. It’s a (surprisingly) funny book both … Continue reading
A linocut for my bike-loving valentine.
The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme by Bobbi Katz I bought this book based on a mention on Poetry Friday and it has been a huge hit with my two monsters (boys, 7 & 11). The rhymes are a joy … Continue reading
On The Bright Side by S.R. Johannes My rating: 4 of 5 stars TL;DR: A fun, fast-paced, funny tween book with an imaginative setting and world. Great mix of romance, adventure, and true-to-life tween experiences. I’m looking forward to the … Continue reading
Ok… I know it’s Thursday, not Wednesday but I have a REALLY good excuse this week — I hit a tree while skiing on Sunday and that threw the whole timing of my week off. And it also hurt a … Continue reading
Unless it’s the Superbowl, I usually don’t pay attention to ads when I watch live tv. So watching the X-Games last Sunday, I was tuning out during the ad breaks when a familiar, sonorous voice broke through my inattention — … Continue reading
My January journal quilt is done: Maybe. I might decide to add some beads or hand embroidery. Or just let it be. I’m really happy with how the fabric came out. The quilting, not so much.