Monthly Archives: April 2012

Totally unrelated to anything post…

Gearbox (11) is going on his first backpacking trip this weekend. Since he went gluten-free last summer, he has to bring his own food for all the meals. It’s going to be quite cold (night time temps in the 20’s) … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on dyeing, WIP Wed.

While researching color forumulas, I discovered Leigh’s not-entirely-successful attempts at using color hex codes to create dye ratios. Reading her attempts saved me a lot of frustration because I was pursuing the same line of thought — I intended to … Continue reading

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An early birthday present to myself – Poetry Friday

When I was a twelve, I read Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. I was instantly smitten with the poetry of his writing. “Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered.” When Bradbury came to … Continue reading

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Dyeing Experiments – WIP Wednesday

Procion MX dyes need 70° temperatures for 4 hours to set but we keep our house at 65° (brr, I know) so it’s hard to do much dyeing in the winter. At 90°F, Procion dyes set in just an hour … Continue reading

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Unseasonable weather

I should be writing or editing or finishing my review of The Scorpio Races for the Gathering Books challenge or catching up on laundry … but today the forecast is this: So I am going to be spending the day … Continue reading

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Sestina — Poetry Friday

Since our host this week, Anastasia, hosts STEM Friday as well as Poetry Friday, I wanted to share this mathematical septina I found while perusing the Multi-Author Poetry Blog Tour at UpperRubberBoot. Blogger JoAnne Growney wrote a great blog entry about … Continue reading

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April Journal Quilt, brainstorming — WIP Wednesday

11 days into April, I am still in the brainstorming phase of my monthly journal quilt. This weekend the kids had fun experimenting with Easter eggs dyeing, which, of course, made me think of dyeing fabric. I created two palettes … Continue reading

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Bone: Brief Review

Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars While I probably cannot add much to the hundreds of positive reviews that already exist of this series, I just want to re-iterate what a wonderful, beautifully drawn, … Continue reading

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While shopping at the local grocery store this weekend, I found this: Hanukkah, Passover, they’re the same, right?! Note the Hanukkah candles helpfully placed near the electric menorahs.

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