Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rambling Wednesday

I'm having one of those weeks where time is getting away from me. When I woke up this morning, I was convinced it was the weekend. It's probably wishful thinking on my part, but there is work to be done and I don't know how I could have casually wiped three days off my calendar.  While I have an extra dose of coffee and get this day back on track, I have a few random tidbits to share for . . . 


~ If you haven't already discovered it, let me introduce you to Stitch Maps.  JC Briar has taken knitting charts to a new level with graphic displays of knitted fabric outside the constraints of the traditional chart grid.  Wow.  Stitch Maps makes it easier to visualize how a stitch pattern will look when it's worked - the ebb and flow of knitted fabric. There are different options available for viewing stitch patterns plus subscription benefits - all kinds of potential fun.  If I go missing for any length of time, I'll probably be over at Stitch Maps.

~ The other day my brother and I were reminiscing about the good old days when we actually looked forward to retrieving the mail.  There was the hope and anticipation of a letter or a postcard - news from family and friends.  Just by chance I stumbled across Postcrossing. Send a postcard and receive a postcard in return - a modern day way of generating fun mail amidst all the junk and bills.  Sign me up.  I can't wait to get my first postcard in the mail.

~ If you need a shot of color to brighten your day, check out the color patterns at these flower farms.  Amazing.

A few weeks ago my daughter, Luz, rescued a tiny, malnourished kitten. She diligently bottle-fed him, and now he's an energetic, bouncing bundle of fur.

Luz is very generous.  A couple of times a week she shares her kitty and brings him over to spend the day.  Crazy cute.


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Sweet little kitty! That little guy is going to be forever bonded to your daughter.

Thanks for the Postcrossing link - my kids have been collecting postcards from our travels, and it would be so amazing to get and send them from all over the world.

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

When my kids were younger, we participated in a Flat Stanley project - another fun, mail-related activity.