I haven't done much wandering around the Internet this week, between packing and getting ready for The Mama's visit. She's house-sitting the dogs and chickies while we're in Washington.
I did find a few goodies, though:
What it's like to be poor, by John Scalzi. Straight to the heart, and thoughtful. (A little sad, too.)
Palette and scrap wood furniture -- made easy. (Thanks, Merrill & Her List Making Life.) A few posts back, she's got a crazy-quilt painted chicken coop... take a look!
At first glance, this is just a colored strip -- click on it, and you'll find a whole raft of unusual how-to tips superimposed on photos. (Example: use the hollow handle of a dustpan to transfer sink faucet water to a bucket...easily!)
Virginia Avery, a quilt legend, passed away -- she would have been 100 years old the end of this month. (She was on The Quilt Show in 2007 -- see more about her here.) She was an amazing person with the energy of a much younger woman. If you have a quilted vest or jacket in your closet, she had an influence on you -- quilted, pieced and painted wearables, especially, were heavily in her debt.
Good news and bad on the job front -- a post from yours truly over at Mid-Life Finance.
A plea from a mom to her third-grade son, to have compassion for the kids who need his kindness. See if you don't get a lump in your throat on this one.
We don't make much sense to the feline population -- we do such foolish things!
And in honor of our jaunt into Canada, an ode to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers:
Have a great week.
P.S. "Lynaeve" (Maria Eads), you've won the Jennifer Sampou baby book! Congratulations!
We'll post the next book giveaway soon --