Friday, April 27, 2012
It's a Pink Penguin free tutorial. So simple and quick. I love it! Made it from the scraps of a t-shirt quilt I'm completing.
This one was made with flex frames (ordered on Etsy), but you can make it with Velcro or tape measures. I think I may have to order more!
Have a great weekend!
Oh, on a personal note, I found my 500th Geocache today! Woot!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
|Detroit Zoological Gardens - est. 1928|
|New Reticulated Python - 32 feet long|
|New python exhibit. See him on the right?|
|She does this an awful lot. Harumph!|
|Look how huge those paws are!|
|New lion exhibit|
|Grainy due to telephoto lens but still SO handsome!|
|Look at the little belly!|
|"WHERE are the giraffes?"|
|3 new arrivals were out and showing off!|
|I'm not kidding. Kid complained because |
he didn't see a single prairie dog!
|Didn't realize the reflection off the glass but |
they're still too darn cute not to share!
|They're all looking the wrong way!|
|Can you believe he's napping?|
I'd fall out of this tree in an instant!
So, isn't it time you visited it?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23.World book night was launched in the U.K. in 2011 with the hope of promoting literacy and sharing literary works to those that may not have access or means to attain them. The books were donated by dozens of American publishing companies & authors and the remaining expenses funded by several major corporations.
I just returned from a great Indie bookstore called The Book Beat in Oak Park, MI - we had a strategy meeting to discuss our plan of action for Monday. I will be distributing books in Ferndale, Royal Oak, and a local homeless group. My books are:
- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
- Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Just Kids by Patti Smith
- A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving
Another interesting piece of trivia from the website is:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
As you know, I've been working on my journal quilt. Just finished the first two strips - 46 squares.
But now that I see the first strips together - I'm getting pretty excited about this!
The picture is intentionally blurry. Not because I'm hiding secrets... But because I don't want you to see how boring my life really is!
Still pulling fabric for my SKoW blocks.
Monday, April 16, 2012
I made the Bento bag using Pink Penguin's tutorial!
I really, really love the draw string top! The pattern was super easy - with lots and lots of pictures. I think next time I will use a stiffer interfacing.
Pretty cool, eh?
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I wonder what I bought them for?
Well, you'll see what I do with them... Tomorrow.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
|Scouts on bucket brigade!|
|Look! We have some!|
|What do you mean I have to give them back? I just caught them!|
|My nephew Andrew said, "This was the coolest thing ever!"|
|You can see them now. Eventually, they will add water plants such as water lilies.|
|Many of these koi are more than 50 years old! This guy is the oldest.|
|Tank is filling up!|
|Things are taking shape.|
|Job well done!|
|Can you believe it? These are the leaders?|
|Another view of the pond and conservatory.|
|Slowly, some of the inside tanks are getting new residents.|
|This guy is looking forward to the future!|