Archive for February, 2014

Quick Baby Quilt

Monday, February 10th, 2014

A colleague had a baby a few weeks ago. I’m going to visit her and her daughter for the first time tomorrow and made a quick simple baby quilt as a present.

My inspiration was this quilt from Katie did (and others she made before: one; two, three) that I’ve wanted to try since seeing it on her website a few years ago.

The front is Kona cotton in spearmint:

The back is Kona cotton in white:

I used a striped fabric from my stash for the binding and quilted the layers with six or seven different thread colors that match the stripes.

I attached a label with the baby’s name and date of birth (which I scrambled on these photos for privacy reasons). Hope she likes it!

Musical computer hardware

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Youtube user Gigawipf creates music on a setup consisting of a dozen or so floppy disk drives and a hard drive. His version of Tainted Love was linked on The Huffington Post, but the James Bond theme is also worth listening to. Or how about Smoke on the Water?

Link via Sandra on Facebook.

Fourteen years and eleven days

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Once again I missed this weblog’s anniversary. Fourteen years ago, on January 25th 2000, I “flipped the page” on my Manila weblog for the first time.

Past anniversaries: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

And by the way, this past weekend marked my ten-year anniversary as a teacher. Time does fly when you’re having fun!