Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Randomness

I did some online fabric shopping at Pink Chalk Fabrics this weekend. I have an idea for a Christmas quilt that will have me making one from my ever-expanding, ever-morphing wish/bucket list. I intend to use this FQ bundle, 12 Joys of Christmas by Sheri Berry.

I've never bought a FQ bundle before and I have no idea if it's going to be enough, but I'm hoping it'll all work out. This fabric is just too cute with the vintage-inspired holiday theme!

Bummer: My Creative Zen mp3 player decided to take a dump this weekend and won't charge. Now I'm faced with the fact that it may become a paperweight if it's not fixable or may cost more to fix than replace. I'll see what customer service tells me when I call.

Something else sewing/quilting related: My sister has commissioned me to come up with a case for a game she has designed for a school project. We went over the specifications yesterday, dimensions, number of pockets required, etc. She would like it quilted because --believe it or not-- that is somewhat like what myelin does around the axon of a neuron, in that it layers, insulates, and protects. It's a health/anatomy-related course she's doing this for, and that is the subject of her learning game. Anyway, it ought to be interesting.

The BP oil spill disaster makes me angry and sad and worried about the future. It is such a helpless feeling to stand by as efforts to slow or stop the flow have failed one after another.

But this YouTube video made me laugh out loud. It's been around for a couple of weeks, but I just saw it last night. There is a bit of strong language (2 words, basically), if that bothers you or if you're in a public setting.

1 comment:

  1. Love the fabric bundle you chose for your Christmas quilt. What a bunch of fun fabrics. The one with the records really caught my eye. Hmmm... showing my age here. ;-)

    Cool about making the project case for your Sis!

    As for the oil spill, it is very disheartening. I realize that BP screwed up, and yet imo, I blame our government and citizens. We didn't take the hint that we needed to adjust our oil dependency after the oil embargo of '73 and '74; we didn't take the hint as the price of oil climbed; we didn't take the hint after 9/11 in regard to buying oil from countries that at least indirectly support terrorists. No we continued to drive our Hummers and act like oil is endless. Now the oil companies in their quest to sate our thirst are drilling very complex wells in environments that are as alien to us as outer space. I'm surprised something like this hasn't happened sooner.

    Okay, off my soapbox now. :-) Off to watch the video...

    I hope you don't lose all the songs on your MP3 player!


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