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photo challenges: change, up, & culture

Have been relaxing with good friend Karen and getting  boot camp experience as she &  neighbor Carolyn made frequent forays to fabric stores.  Try saying that 3 times in a row!

Above are piccies (what is the correct spelling?) for the last 3 challenges… change (12 Apr), up (19 Apr), and culture (26 Apr).

photo chalenge: colour (or, Spring sewing projects)

As weather turns into Spring am trying to get inspired to get sewing done.

Thank goodness Good Friend Karen’s coming to blast me out of the doldrums… and help get something bigger than current teeny 20-inch diameter “sewing table” set up.

Have need to get lots of things at least cut out, so trolled thru stash and above is what I’ve seen thus far.

Colour? You betcha! Love wearing it 24 months of the year.  😉

Original WordPress post here.

weekly photo challenge: a day in my life

Every day is different right about now, what with settling in, and work projects.  Be sure to hover over each photo to read captions. Otherwise, it looks like a hodgepodge. It’s not bedtime yet, and am thinking about setting up the sewing machine for a bit of french seaming… but no more photos tonight!

Interesting subject though, found here.

Photo challenge: future tense

ashamed to say this was in the resale bin, but as it immediately came to mind, it's staying and being hung ~~~ as it's tiny, it will fit almost anywhere, and isn't that what it's all about?
ashamed to say this was in the resale bin, but as it instantly came to mind, it’s staying & being hung ~~~ it’s tiny & will fit anywhere ~~~ isn’t that what it’s about?!

Just a quick post before racing out the door.  Busy week as usual, but the sewing machine is out and things are happening. More later!

Above is a 3×4 inch chipped piece of slate I found years ago at a Northern California craft fair. It’s hung with a small loop of leather thong, which is what you see knotted.

The original post is here.

weekly photo challenge: lunchtime

Decided to change the Format of this post, because I didn’t like having to click to see the photos. Hope y’all don’t mind.

The challenge is here.

weekly photo challenge: lost in the details

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This collection of photos was taken in Chicago in 2008.  I had an old digital camera I was trying out, and walked a frigid half mile over to a conservatory, got into the steamy tropical climate and began shooting.

Once home, I realized the camera had reacted to the abrupt changes of temp & humidity by fogging up.  As the camera was old, that didn’t bother me, and I decided the results didn’t either.

Coincidentally, have also done somewhat the same thing with words, below, and hope you don’t get lost in the detail!

The English language can be very frustrating to learn. So many words have so many different meanings, and/or spellings, all with perhaps very similar pronunciation.

In that light, this week we’ve got all the definitions from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary for the 2 key words of the challenge: lost and detail(s).  The appropriate definition is italicized.

LOST, pp. [from lose.]  1. Mislaid or left in a place unknown or forgotten; that cannot be found; as a lost book.  2. Ruined; destroyed; wasted or squandered; employed to no good purpose; as lost money; lost time.  3. Forfeited; as a lost estate.  4. Not able to find the right way, or the place intended.  5. Bewildered; perplexed; being in a maze; as, a speaker may be lost in his argument.  6. Alienated; insensible; hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; as a profligate lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.  7. Not perceptible to the senses; not visible; as an isle lost in fog; a person lost in a crowd.  8. Shipwrecked or foundered; sunk or destroyed; as a ship lost at sea, or on the rocks.

DETAIL, v.t.  1. To relate, report or narrate in particulars; to recite the particulars of; to particularize; to relate minutely and distinctly; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.  2. To select, as an officer or soldier from a division, brigade, regiment or battalion.
DETAIL, n.  1. A narration or report of particulars; a minute and particular account.  2. A selecting of officer or soldiers from the rosters.

As usual, the WordPress post is here.

weekly photo challenge: forward

From my favorite dictionary, here’s what was said of “forward” in 1913:

  1. For”ward, n. An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
For”ward, a. 1. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet.  2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, over ready; to hasty.
For”ward, v. t. 1. To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement.

And here’s the link back to the WordPress post.

a tardy weekly photo challenge – home

hot, daaark cocoa sludge!
hot, daaark cocoa sludge!

Getting back in the swing of Weekly Photo Challenges, nothing says ‘you’re home ~ relax!’ to moi more than a hot cup of chocolate sludge on these windy, cold winter evenings! After a traveling stint, it’s great to have a fresh batch in the fridge.  Next on my list is the irresistible-to-me coconut-oatmeal-double-chocolate-muffin/cake from Josée, at Cul de Sac.

catching up with weekly photo challenges: big & silhouette

This week’s challenge is foreign, and I’ve nothing appropriate in my photo collection, so I’ll catching up on past challenges.

 Harold Washington Library,  Chicago


State Street side of Harold Washington Library, Chicago, from several years ago when I was passing by.

This photo challenge.

From that same year, this time at University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute.

This photo challenge.

King Tut
“Colossal statue of king Tutankhamun excavated by the Oriental Institute at Medinet Habu in 1930. The seventeen-foot, four-inch-tall statue was relocated to the entrance of the new gallery where it can be viewed in the round…”                     from this page