Monday, October 11, 2010

Oh the World Wide Web we weave...

I have mentioned my admiration of the funny and cleaver Everywhereist before. I thoroughly enjoy following her wanderings around the internet, to which she posts links like a little treasure map marking where she has been. Its kind of like a brain map. A really funny (funny ha ha AND funny weird) brain map.

I am again following suit this week with a little brain mapping of my own. Here are the places that my brain has gone this week, in the real world and the virtual world.

In real life, I enjoyed another installment of Modern Quilters Guild this week. A fellow quilter, from Sleepy Owl Studio, had these sweet little purses that she had made, which I love. She has directions for them on her blog.

Another quilter made this little tote. Apparently its more complicated than it looks, and I am not good with directions, so I will just admire.

I worked on a quilt that was started at my baby shower. Family and friends used scraps of fabric (prepared ahead of time with iron on backing) and fabric pens to create messages for the baby. I'd like to get it done before the baby leaves for college.

Regarding people I do not actually know in real life, the talented hands behind I'm a Ginger Monkey reminded me just how inadequate my holiday craftiness is going to be this year.  I am an advocate of anti-consumer, home-made, holidays. But, dang, its hard work. 

Speaking of things that I am an advocate of, I found this great blog today called Not Your Average Ordinary. She has some examples of personal manifestos and I really want to make one now. I am starting one today. Check it out.

In more real life news, two friends of mine just celebrated the early arrival of their little boy. They named him after a little bird. He is very sweet. I love babies and I love new mamas. I hope that they find time to create some great baby-scapes with him. What? You don't know what a babyscape is? Lookie here.

Thanks to friends of Facebook, I found the video that I will leave you with today. I can not begin to describe adequately, in this forum,  why watching this video makes me emotional.

If you want to see more of what this group of young men, Turf Feinz, are doing, you can check out their website.


marisa said...

Pure joy always make us cry.

Brandi said...

I'm so flattered that you liked to me! Thank you so much. And those bags are seriously cute. I might need to make one for myself.

Everywhereist said...

This is a lovely and coherent list (and I'm honored to think that my aimless wanderings may have inspired you putting it together). The last link was truly fantastic. Will have to read more about those young men, ASAP.

Thank you.