Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cool, in a nerdy sort of way

A minor bit of excitement, that makes me feel cool in a nerdy sort of way. Or is it nerdy, in a cool sort of way

This afternoon, I was rung up by someone from the BBC, asking me (yes, me!) about ushahidi, because I'd mentioned it here.

That's it really. But it is a bit cool.

(Ushahidi is a geographical data mapping tool used by some websites.)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Who could resist posting, with a date like today's. Especially as I haven't posted all year.

Post New Year crafting is concentrating on Pax Vobiscum.

However, bad blogger (or bad photographer) that I am, I am haven't taken before and after pictures. In words, I have finished the round bit of the 'P' of Pax, done the purple of the 'x' and legs of the hunting dog.

With no pictures, I might as well have used usenet, not a blog.

I also signed up for a dying workshop at Threads and Patches in Fenny Stratford. It's split into two sessions, two weeks apart. I just need to buy some white cotton to use. In an amazing feat of self-restraint while I was there, I just bought one skein of DMC and the TIAG "Blackberry Jam" chart.

As a postscript, best wishes to the people in Queensland. In my childhood, we had an Australian game called Squatter, about sheep stations. Your sheep station could face draught for several turns: being flooded would not break the draught. But now it is real people, real lives.