Friday, 6 November 2015

Wrap-up of Random

Another week without a laundry - it's getting there. The washing machine was set up temporarily so I could at least use that - up until this week when we had to move it out of the way to get the tiling done. We had a day when we took our washing to my sister-in-law's place and put it through her washing machine. No one else we know has a washing machine as large as ours and it takes so much longer to get through it all in a smaller one.

Origami creations have overtaken every flat surface in the kitchen & dining area. These are some things that Moozle has made in the past two days:

Origami is so much easier for her to do using a video rather than trying to follow written instructions. The original video she used to make the flower has been deleted but if you go to YouTube & type in 'origami flowers' you will find oodles of videos.

Origami-fun has some good ideas which included the little boxes & 'candy dish' below:

More of Moozle's creations - hexagons that she wants to make into a cushion and weaving. I showed her how to make a simple loom a couple of months ago so now she whips them up herself.

Building a base. They've been constructing up there all week and decided to put in a 'water feature.'

Moozle's cobblestone path leading up to their base, which she must have worked on for about 2 hours...

The finished quilt top. This was Zana's 21st Birthday present but she's 22 now and still waiting for it. It's not a great photo and doesn't show the colours well but I'm happy with how it turned out. Reminder for self - I will never do a Dresden Plate quilt again! Well, maybe if I did I'd machine sew it instead of doing it all by hand.

I said this post was a wrap-up of random - I can't stand James Bond but I had to laugh when I read this interview with Daniel Craig:

THE RED BULLETIN: What could we learn from James Bond that would help us in our day-to-day lives?

DANIEL CRAIG: [Thinks for a short while.] Nothing.

Bond has actually become a bit more chivalrous in the most recent films, hasn’t he?

That’s because we’ve surrounded him with very strong women who have no problem putting him in his place.

And this time you’ve gone one better, showing 007 succumbing to the charms of an older woman.

I think you mean the charms of a woman his own age.

I thought this was an interesting comment:

How do you explain people’s enduring fascination with Bond?

I guess that one of the biggest reasons why the character has endured for so long is because he represents the eternal struggle between good and evil.

Linking up with Weekly Wrap-up


Heather said...

A big Wow for your quilt project! And the other home projects look promising as well. Working with your hands is so rewarding. On another note, I know you have left some comments on my blog in recent months, I so appreciate each one and apologize that my responses are so sluggish. My homeschool year is much more time consuming than previous years, so I am still trying adjust my routines. Thank you for reading and commenting despite my neglect.

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE your quilt, Carol! :) I love your daughter's inspiring!

Deborah said...

Oh, I really love your quilt. Gorgeous. If I didn't have so many littles in the house I would let the girls do more hand crafts. Hopefully as they get older.

Megan Russell said...

Beautiful quilt! And I think my daughter would love origami.

Carol said...

Not a problem, Heather. I enjoy looking at your lovely photos :)

Julie Z. said...

The video doesn't show up for some reason. Would you be able to type out the link? My girls love origami, and this flower is so very pretty!

Joanne said...

I love the origami flowers and it's definitely something I'm going to have show my middle!

Carol said...

Here it is:

Melissa said...

Your quilt is fabulous Carol! I only wish I had the patience to learn quilting. It's on my list of things to do ;-)

The origami flower is also pretty neat. Are you using origami as part of Paper Sloyd that Charlotte Mason used?


Carol said...

The origami is dd's own little diversion. I stick to fabrics - no patience with the paper stuff!