Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 30th

February 30th was a real date on the Swedish calendar, and is used in some artificial calendars.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Scrappy Stars

Scrappy Stars
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Monday, February 16, 2009

What a Coincidence

This morning I was reading a book my boyfriend got for Christmas about Minnesota Highway 61. In it, there was a mention of Tobie's Restaurant, which is famous for it's caramel rolls. Then I get to work and a coworker is telling me about how he stopped there on the way home from Duluth yesterday. Weird.

Last Friday I read an old AskMe post about flexagons, which I found under the crafts tag. I made a few out of paper, and then two out of fabric. Now today I find this post on Make:Blog on how to make a hexaflexagon. Weird.

Edit: And I was just thinking about the Seinfeld episode where Elaine gets ink on Mr Pitt and he gets it on his upper lip like a mustache. Then later he is speaking and looks like Hitler when he talks about annexing Poland. I get home and that exact episode is on TV.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Easter Quilt

Easter Quilt
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The pattern is Hidden Wells, but instead of piecing strips, I used a striped fabric. It helped that it was a symmetrical stripe.

Saturday, February 07, 2009


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Two different ones:
The first was a little kid and I running away from bad guys, but they kept finding us. We ducked into a club and tried to change clothes, but we got recognized. We hopped onto a bus and they got on as well. It was all very Slumdog, but it wasn't scary, just dramatic.

The second was that I was pregnant and my doctor was asking me how old my first kid was. He then explained that I would be giving birth while squatting, just like the first time. My mother and sisters were there with me, but my boyfriend wasn't.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Fisher Price Phone

I had one of these when I was little. The wheels are angled so it goes up and down as it moves forward.

Scrappy and Blue

Scrappy and Blue
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Just over a month left

 until the end of my 1001 days. I am going to try to check of a lot of things at the end, like I did in the beginning.

These are the ones I am working on:
21. Set aside an arts and crafts area in my home
37. Take a trip somewhere using only public non-airplane transportation (i.e. bus, train, helicopter, taxi)
39. Knit, crochet or sew something nice enough to wear in public - and wear it. (does a wallet count?)
40. Make one birthday or Christmas gift
41. Go Snow Tubing somewhere official, with tube rental and lift
79. Travel the Grand Rounds
90. Make another dessert from scratch
92. Purge the clothes I no longer wear

Monday, February 02, 2009

Collect Them All - Rainbow Brite or on Wikipedia Rainbow Brite

She lives in Rainbowland with the seven color kids (one for each ROYGBIV color) and each of their sprites. She rides a horse named Starlite, and her sprite is named Twink.
Wikipedia lists the color kids and their Sprites:
Red Butler (Romeo)
Lala Orange (OJ) (in the 2004 line, OJ's name is Mango)
Canary Yellow (Spark)
Patty O'Green (Lucky)
Buddy Blue (Champ)
Indigo (Hammy)
Shy Violet (IQ)

Her main villains were Murky and Lurky, and there were many other characters in the show and movie.

The Wisdom of Tracy Chapman

At This Point in my Life - You see I've conquered hills but I still have mountains to climb, and right now, right now I'm doing the best I can at this point in my life.

Baby Can I Hold You - Maybe if I told you the right words, at the right time you'd be mine.

Change - If everything you think you know, makes your life unbearable, would you change?

Fast Car - You leave tonight or live and die this way.

Gimme One Reason - I told you that I loved you, and there ain't no more to say.

Remember The Tinman - Who stole your heart, the smile from your face, the innocence, the light from your eyes? Who stole your heart or did you give it away?

The Promise - Remembering your touch, your kiss, your warm embrace, I'll find my way back to you...If you can make a promise, If it's one that you can keep, I vow to come for you.

You're The One - You love to play with fire you love gambling. But I know what you love and I know what you need, and I like it when you play with me.

Sunday, February 01, 2009


February is named for the Roman and Etruscan god Februus. He was the god of the dead and purification, the Februalia festival was held in his honor and "Rome was purified by its citizens by making sacrifices to the dead" during the festival.

Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers

This morning the song Lady came on the radio and I was reminded of the site Men Who Look Like Kenny It's good stuff.