As I See It

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reflectionsofone:

Some of my SAQA friends and I visited the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Quilt Show called, “And Still We Rise”, curated by Carolyn Mazloomi. If you live near by, it is a must see! Incredible quilts, awe inspiring, and painfully educational. Congratulations to Maxine Thomas and Carol Staples for having their quilts juried in. What an honor and opportunity to share your stories.

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rhiah:

I awoke to the clip-clop of horse shoes on the road just like I did for ten years while growing up in Floradale, Ontario. I am house-sitting in this quaint village for some cousins. It’s been since 1975 since I spent anytime here. Since then, I have not lived for more than five years at one place and none of those moves my choice. I’m a home girl, really (at least a part of me)… but I became an adventurer on the high seas! It’s been a wonderful time.

This year I attended the Mennonite Relief Sale. I was very impressed by the feature quilt. It was more like a painting than a quilt. It even had a covering and shoe laces sewn on, to give the illusion of realism.

I asked for a bunch of guides and proceeded to cut them up and transform them into beads and my own special technique of swirling the paper into durable strips that will last for generations.

This necklace is in Budapest right now, (the adventurer part of me is happy about that).

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reflectionsofone:

Zentangle ® Method

Over the winter holiday I have been very preoccupied with the Zentangle ® Method.  It is addicting and I have made so many that I decided to turn them into greeting cards with special quotes by me and others.  It is incredibly fun and relaxing.  I have great difficulty in falling to sleep/quieting my mind, and making these little tiles really helps me relax - it’s actually a kind of meditation. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Zentangle® Method please go to this website - it truly is amazing.  http://www.zentangle.com/  

I bought the little kit and haven’t been able to stop.  There are so many possibilities and yes, quilters use this technique.  

Luv zentangle

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breakingnews:

Study: Earth suitable for life for at least another 1.75 billion years
Live Science: A new study conducted by scientists in the UK concludes that Earth should be suited for life for at least another 1.75 billion years.
A nuclear holocaust or a rogue asteroid are among the potential disasters that could prevent Earth being habitable for that long.If one of those scenarios doesn’t occur, between 1.75 billion and 3.25 billion years from now, Earth will travel out of the habitable zone of the solar system and move too close to the sun, causing Earth’s oceans to evaporate.
Photo: This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken in January 2012. (NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)

Well that is certainly good news …

breakingnews:

Study: Earth suitable for life for at least another 1.75 billion years

Live Science: A new study conducted by scientists in the UK concludes that Earth should be suited for life for at least another 1.75 billion years.

A nuclear holocaust or a rogue asteroid are among the potential disasters that could prevent Earth being habitable for that long.

If one of those scenarios doesn’t occur, between 1.75 billion and 3.25 billion years from now, Earth will travel out of the habitable zone of the solar system and move too close to the sun, causing Earth’s oceans to evaporate.

Photo: This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken in January 2012. (NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)

Well that is certainly good news …