Sunday, July 31, 2005

My latest masterpiece created by the wonderful Rylie. It is a beautiful addition to the gallery of art on my refrigerator.
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Monday, July 25, 2005

Great Quilts!

We just returned from a trip to Amish Lancaster PA. I have to tell you, I have never seen finer quilting. The stitches are amazing. I am inspired to finish the two quilts I have on the hoops. I won't let myself start a new one until then. Lancaster County has so much to see. The shopping is unbelievable with all the outlet stores. Some of the best Amish shopping was in the little towns of Intercourse and Bird in Hand. (Yes, I know the names are strange). We toured an Amish farm and saw two incredible musical plays, "Ruth", and, " Psalms of David". I have been to Broadway, but this tops anything I have ever seen. I am now back to work to pay for all the money I spent. It was a worthwhile trip I must say.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Fun making miniatures!

Our latest Mamaw-Rylie craft fun is to make miniature things from everyday items in the house. Rylie and I love to go to Barnes and Noble to get ideas. I found a book from American Girl called "Tiny Treasures". We learned how to make tables, wedding cakes, beds for our miniature world. Rylie is crafty like her Mamaw. Note: the toys are from McDonalds Star Wars collection.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Podcasts are the way to go!

I discovered podcasts as the newest way to listen to audio from the net. Think of it as TIVO for the internet audio. I am listenening to Mike and Evo on one of their Slice of Sci Fi podcasts as I write this. They are discussing the newest scifi shows coming out. Check out and download a podcast. You just click on the downloaded podcast to listen. There are a few podiobooks currently offered on this page. I like the Pocket and Pendant story. New episodes each week. If you have a PDA or mp3 player, dump your downloaded podcast into it and listen to it on your way to work. I really like this stuff and it's free. To find other podcasts, just do a Google search for "podcasts"

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Just Turned 50!

I just turned 50 years old and thought I would usher in the next half century with a unique blog containing information on my many interests. Over the past 50 years, I find my interests mainly fall into four catagories: Being a "Mamaw", science fiction, knitting and needlework, and of course, computers. There is just nothing better than listening to a science fiction serial podcast on my Sony Th55 PDA while knitting a sweater for my grandaughter. Unless, maybe it is watching episodes of Stargate SG1 with a steaming cup of gourmet hazelnut coffee while quilting on my latest creation.