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The winter quilt is about ready to start sewing. I’m awaiting big shipments from hancock’s in Paducah and Pine Tree QuiltWorks in Maine, battings/fabric and thread respectively. Both places are pretty speedy so I should be in business soon. I ordered white battings this time because this winter quilt really needs white under all that white snowy background. Normally I use unbleached (or whatever is handy).
Sent out a whole bunch of resumes today and I had emailed a bunch on Sunday, so let the job offers start rolling in any time now…… :-) I’m still pondering the “help needed to exercise icelandic horses” poster I saw up in a local post office. Do horses really need help exercising?
My other big news is that I signed up for the SETI project “Search for ExtraTerrestrial Life” – a research project at Berkeley. Uses the CPU power of 2.5 million home computers (in their spare time) to analyze data from radio telescopes. Took about 16 hours to run the first work unit I received. The second one seems to be going faster. Since it only runs when you’re not doing something with your computer, it doesn’t effect computer speed at all. The combined power of all these personal computers is supposed to be about 15 terraflops.
Added some new photos today for the first winter quilt I also threw in a couple shots of my messy work area. Hey, I’m not proud, things get messy at 2 in the morning when I’m working.
Much of our snow is gone, but I noticed while out and around yesterday that there were “neve” forming — in high altitude, melting and re-freezing snow form these very pointy fields of snow formations called neve penitants. Here you just get this rippled or dimpled effect on the snow, but it’s the same process.
Today is Ron and my fifteenth wedding anniversary.
Busy day today, even though my sleep cycle is a little flurblungent as they say. I went to home depot and got some pink foam insulation board. Comes in a couple thicknesses – I got the 3/4″ one. It’s 2 feet x 8 feet and a guy cut two boards of it in half so I could fit it into my car. A little duct tape and I now have a 4 X 8 foot design board that I can prop up and pin into.
this led to taking apart the little bit I’d done on the new winter quilt and rearranging it on the new design “wall.” Looks surprisingly like what I hoped it would.
Had “red stuff” for dinner, although in the interest of time, I used a jarred sauce. I did provide the sausage, lots of peppers, onions and mushrooms though.
Ron and I went to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall last night and saw Leo Kottke perform.
WOW. I have enjoyed his performances on A Prairie Home Companion for years and have a two CD set that I’ve put many miles on. But WOW.
I noticed that many of the men in the audience were leaning forward and studying every hand movement but I just sat back and enjoyed the music. I noticed that his whole body seemed to be dancing while he was playing – a full body, fully involved experience. I also noticed that the stops he put into his music were just as important a texture as the differences in pickings and strumming.
Great one man show.
In the wee hours, I launched about 80% or more of the re-formatted site. Same pictures, a little easier to navigate I hope. The last site was good for about a year, so let’s see how this one holds up.
You’re already here, but the URL to tell your friends:
Yes, that’s “quilter without the ‘e’” :-)
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