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Saturday, March 05, 2005  
Blogging is good for your health

We probably already knew that, those of us who've been doing it for awhile, but it's nice to see it in black and white. Thanks George for proving the article's points and sending us to read about it!

In other blog news, I am glad to look down and see some comments on recent posts. Not only is it good for my ego, but it's good for all of us when people participate in each other's web sites. It's the whole active thing that the above article mentions.

And finally, my stats are showing that more and more traffic is coming from other web sites in the art quilters web ring. I found the stats which show where traffic comes from and how often people jump off my site onto another web ring member's blog. The majority of visitors (welcome!) still come here via google (thanks google for being so blog-friendly!) but more and more folks are coming here with a quilt interest. Well folks, that's what it's all about. Content and being found. Get found, have something reasonably interesting and be a part of it all. Web site 101.

And finally -- I've got the first few columns of the latest project sewn together. Seems like a no-big-deal thing doesn't it - sewing little squares together. Well folks, there is just so much that can go wrong... But it's looking good!

Written at: 11:36:00 PM

Bottle of DayQuil, $6.49.
Being appreciated for showing up to work when sick, priceless.

I came in Friday after a very busy week at work, filling in for a vacationing co-worker, all the while down with a really bad cold/virus thing and was given a lovely little arrangement of yellow and white flowers. I love yellow and white flowers but I loved being appreciated!

Written at: 11:41:00 AM

Bet You Haven't Done These

There's a meme that apparently started on LiveJournal - List ten things that you have done that your friends and readers probably haven't. Took some head scratching, but here's my list:

  • Intubated a cat (don't ever think you can't find it on the 'net)
  • Moved most of a half ton of paper (in boxes) about 6 feet in about 20 minutes
  • Helped catch and band some woodcocks
  • I'm interviewed each year in December by newspapers and radio re fruitcake
  • I have gone to a week long dance "camp" and done dances of the 1700's
  • I made two dresses based on actual dresses of the mid to late 18th century
  • I have danced all night 7 pm to 6 am and driven home afterwards.
  • Took care of a racoon for a weekend - and what a nightmare of a baby-sitting experience that was!
  • Went to the filming of the king kong remake - the scene after he falls off the WTC. (Years later told my mother that I took the subway to get there. At night.)
  • Signed up as a bone marrow donor. 10 years later get a call that I'm a match. They ask me a few questions and I'm disqualified because I take meds for mild asthma. (OK, they gotta be kidding me that I can't donate bone marrow because my asthma is controlled. So I hope you'll go sign up to be a donor too.)

Written at: 1:02:00 AM

Wednesday, March 02, 2005  

Yes it's squares again. No, I'm not putting red strips on this one too. Yes, it's really green and browns. Some yellow. More color to come. Yes there are a lot of squares. 900 of them actually and I have about two thirds of them laid out. Sometimes a limited palette is a good thing and sometimes, even when it's a good thing, it's challenging to stay on task and lay stuff out. Sometimes it's good to take a break and use the camera and computer to see how it's going.

Written at: 11:34:00 PM

Sunday, February 27, 2005  
Some local women are highlighted in a Times Union piece about their pottery work. I know I've met Mary Anne Davis in the Apple Store -- her website is incorrectly given in the article. here's the correct URL.

Written at: 11:46:00 AM


Pat and I travelled to NYC today to see the Christo installation: The Gates. It was a perfect day to see them - bright with spots of sunshine. Central Park was crowded with people from all over the world, talking, enjoying, photographing. A very interesting experience! See my rough edit photos here.

Written at: 12:39:00 AM

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