In Search of the Perfect Human Diet – Sounds like a very interesting documentary…
Month: February 2012 (page 1 of 7)
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Last year I decided to try something different so I signed up for a quilting club with some of the fine folks from MeFi. It’s called MetaQuilter, and I’m in the “adventurous” group. Each month a different member (the “designer”) sends out fabric and instructions for making blocks. The rest of us all sew the blocks and then send them back to the designer. I’ve just finished February’s blocks so I thought I’d show off what I’ve done so far:
The first four were for January. The block pattern is called Nonesuch. They were trickier than they look. One of the group members figured out a paper piecing technique that made things a lot simpler. Apparently the finished quilt is going to look something like this. So it’ll be a traditional pattern in some distinctly modern colours!
The other two blocks are called New York Beauty, and they were definitely a challenge. The pointy bits in the arcs were done with proper paper piecing, and at first it broke my brain. I watched YouTube videos; I read tutorials; and I still did everything wrong. My seam ripper definitely saw some use. But then after setting it aside for a few days – it totally clicked! I figured it out. I even made the second one a bit more complicated just for fun. Sewing the curved bits together was stressful but I didn’t do too badly. I can’t wait to see what this finished quilt looks like…
Miss our Jamie Oliver posts? Victoria over at the living doing blog is working her way through the recipes as well. (She’s using the TV series rather than the book though.) She’s got some lovely photographs too. I have a feeling it’ll be a while before the Snook and I get around to finishing off the book!
Oscar Contest Results: Wow, we had some upsets! Those last few awards really made the difference. I thought that Glenn Scribner had it in the bag… right up until Meryl claimed her first Oscar in decades. MERYL?! That left me with a five-way tie between: Glenn, Jennifer Mullowney, Blaz, reed hilton-eddy, and Allen Dickerson. All of them got 13 answers correct. It all came down to the tie breaker. There were 39 dead people in the “In Memoriam” montage, which means that Jennifer is the big winner with her guess of 38! (The next closest was reed with a guess of 35.)
Congratulations, Jennifer! Jennifer’s entered a few times before, so it seems like persistence is the key. Thanks to everyone who played, and see you all next year!
Oscar Rule Clarification: Just to reiterate, you only get one entry per person. If you put in multiple entries, I’ll delete the later ones. I’ve found a couple people who put in entries a few weeks apart, and only the first entry per person will be counted.
Oscar Night is here! Less than four hours to get your predictions in if you haven’t already. So far we’re at 352 entries with clear favourites in every single category. (Yikes. Cross fingers for an upset!) You’ll be able to check your scores here. Unfortunately I’ve got some meetings at work today, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep the list updated in real time. I’ll do my best though.
And as usual, if you’re watching the show live, can you do me a favour and count the dead people in the “In Memoriam” segment? Cheers…