Unconscious Mutterings #269


  1. Stuffed :: Jumbo Shrimp
  2. Gills :: fish of some sort I guess
  3. Distance :: …in a galaxy far, far away…..
  4. Panties :: big girl
  5. Checkered :: flag
  6. Fill in :: the circles with a #2 pencil and don’t go outside the lines!!
  7. Taunting :: school bullies
  8. Diner :: Zip’s in Dayville, CT
  9. Pizza :: Sweet Baboo’s best dish
  10. Best friend :: above mentioned Sweet Baboo

And still more bags


Okay, I think I have sewn enough for one day. It took me 5 episodes of Survivor to finish these two bags. SB was watching them on the computer while I sewed. One is for my office manager and the other for Darling Daughter. They’re actually both made with the same fabrics, one is just turned inside out from the other. Click the image to enlarge.

Bags A

Still making bags…….


Haven’t done much knitting lately, and even less housework. However, my friend at work, M.A. will have a nice new makeup bag come Tuesday morning. Primitive is really her thing and this fabric was the closest that I had to that style.

Green bags

Earth Hour US – Earth Hour 2008


We’ve all heard about global warming or lack of global warming as some politicians would have us believe. We need to start somewhere. This is a small beginning, but it is a start. Will you join the millions of other people who will turn off their lights for one hour on March 29, 2008 starting at 8:00? I am. I think we can all do without for just one hour. It’s only an hour.

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PhotoHunt #103 High


This is a scanned picture (the resolution isn’t the greatest, but this was before my digital camera) of a shot I took from the top of the 520 foot high Skylon Tower on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Notice the buses in the bottom right hand corner for scale. The squarish looking dot in the center of the Falls is the famous The Maid of the Mist. As fascinating as the Falls were the first time that I saw them, the emerald color of the water at the bottom was stunning. Everybody should see The Falls at least once in their life.

Skylon tower A



This website is just too cool to not mention to people. If you craft, sew, knit, crochet or love household tips, you just have to visit. I literally stumbled across it looking for something (escapes my sieve-like mind just what that was, but there you have it) and I have been gleefully surfing through it since. I subscribed to the RSS feed so I know when something new has been added. It’s just an incredible wealth of information, alot that you didn’t even know that you needed. Show me another site that has patterns for 30 different knitting needle cases, rolls, pouches and organizers!!! Go!! Look!!! Now!!


Sunday Scribblings #104 – Out of this World


It’s been said by scientists much more knowledgeable than me that it is doubtless that life exists on other planets. I would hate to think that human life on our planet, whose common denominator seems to be violence, is the only life in the universe. Kind of arrogant, eh?

I have no scientific evidence, but I believe there is life out there somewhere. Probably looking back at us and saying “uh, uh, not going there — they shoot first and ask questions later.” Just kidding. But really, if there are others out there and they are watching us, what can they possibly think of us and our planet? We have a history that reeks of violence and war and disease and waste. We’ve learned nothing from our history except that it will repeat itself — and we don’t seem to want to stop it. Y’know, when my GrandDolly is for instance trying to get upon the couch, if it doesn’t work after a couple of times, she changes her tack. She learns it that quickly and she’s only 18 months old!!

Good grief, where was I going with this……

Oh yeah — so anyway, my first introduction to outer space and fantasy and other worlds was in a book. It was given to me by a librarian when I was in fifth or sixth grade. You’ve all heard of it, I’m sure. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Reading it, I could SOOOO empathize with Meg Murry. We were about the same age, I didn’t seem to fit in anywhere, I felt like such an ugly duckling, I had abandonment issues, and blah, blah, blah. The battle between good (Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin) and evil (The Black Thing and It) that takes place on Camazotz seemed to me to be a fair trade off with my life. It couldn’t possibly be any worse than what I dealt with on a daily basis at school. More on that in another post for another day.

I was bright enough to know that this was a work of fiction of course, but it opened up the idea to me that there was more to life than what we know on our planet. This conclusion has stayed with me until this very day. So even though there is no absolute proof, I am at least sure that the possibility is there — and someday I hope that scientists will be able to substantiate this fact. Perhaps knowing that there is life elsewhere is just the kick in the pants our society needs to finally work together and make this planet the marvel that it could be. Maybe then our home on earth would be hospitable enough that we would have visitors from “out there” that would be as interested in learning about us as we would be learning about them. Just think, there might be a kid out there right now, looking at our sun through a telescope and wondering if there might be other life on other planets…….