I’ve been frustrated with WordPress for a long time but things got even worse. Something as simple as changing a font or color must now be paid for. While I respect their business model I also respect my right to change hosts. I’ve gone ahead and migrated all of these posts to a new blog which, while needing some tweaking, is going to work out well.
I did this over the past few days while trying to sort out my thoughts about the Boston Marathon. Please visit the new Major Thoughts Blog as this one will no longer be updated. I’ll get back to sewing and quilting and all good things over there.
Thanks – I hope you come along and continue the ride.
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About three years ago I was at a quilt show in New Hampshire when I found this “new” kind of seam ripper.
The woman at the booth demonstrated how it worked and I thought it was pretty clever. As I am chronically incapable of passing up a cool sewing thingie, I handed over about $5 (I think) and snapped it up.
Fast forward to yesterday when I was in one of those beauty supply shops looking for some super-serious ginormo hair clips. (My plan to grow out my hair has had a head-on collision with summer heat. If I don’t get it off my neck I’m going to shave my head.). I was debating the purchase of a good pair of scissors (see paragraph above) when I saw these:
You guessed it. Exactly the same thing. This 3-pack was about the same as I paid for one of them in New Hampshire. Who knew? Now you ALL do.
PS – So these are facial razors? I have no idea how this kind of thing would be used, am I missing something here? Come to think of it, 98% of the stuff in those beauty supply stores looks like they require entirely too much work, effort and maintenance. However, when they can be pressed in to service as a quilting notion……
EDIT: Carla Langendoen of Cora Quilts was the DVD winner. Hope to see you blog your thoughts about the series, Cora!
When working at the New England Quilt Museum I was fortunate enough to get a peek at a DVD called Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics from Shelly Zegart and the Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. I loved it. I talked to the TV while I watched it. I wrote a blog entry about it and was later asked to write a guest blog for their website. Before any of that happened I purchased two copies of the DVD so I could own one and donate the other to my local library. I feel that strongly about it, and continue to encourage others to do the same. (BTW, there is no monetary compensation involved here)
A few weeks ago I was contacted by the Why Quilts Matter people (who are kickass fun, BTW) and asked to view one section of the documentary and write some study-group type questions for a new Continuing the Conversation guide to the series. I was delighted to do so, and was sent a copy of the DVD as a “thank you” gift. Since I already have a copy I decided to give away the gift copy. I really don’t like the whole blog “give-away” thing, mostly because I never win and really think some of you guys are all up in your head when you require people to jump through hoops and do 94 things in order to qualify. There, I said it. THIS will be a very simple, straightforward give-away.
To enter: Send me a fat quarter of Liberty of London fabric.
HAH! See what I did there? Okay, seriously, go check out their website – you are on your honor. Then, leave a comment with your fantasy quilting or sewing notion. For example: my fantasy sewing notion is a bobbin that works with a spool of thread. You throw a spool on top of the machine, snap a spool in the bobbin case and you sew like a maniac for days – no stopping to reload the )(#&*()@#&$ bobbin. What is your fantasy notion? Maybe some genius out there will create it and we’ll all be happy.
In about a week I’ll holler downstairs (to my husband), “Pick a number between 1 and —-” and that will be the winner. (I’ll have to do it a couple of times because he is deaf as a haddock and I have to repeat everything about three times.) Sigh.
Okay, let’s have it – what are your brilliant ideas? PS – the DVD is great for individuals or guilds or groups – lots of topics and good information. (But you knew that from going to their website, right?)