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Mar 26, 2019

Sundial and Winslow

I haven't finished (or started) my project for Craft Book Club. Our March book was How to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed by Tristan Gooley. I think it's one of those that I'll need to read again so can remember more things! Anyway, the main takeaway that the author mentioned was that he wanted everyone to be able to tell the direction and time of day just by paying attention to the sun/shadows. I've been practicing and am pretty okay (I even corrected my phones compass once when it told me the totally wrong direction).

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The project I had in mind was a sundial. I haven't had a chance to make a more permanent piece (and I haven't decided on the style), so I found a little paper sundial that you can put in your window. I've got one in a east window for the morning and another in a west window for the evening. Unfortunately I picked a cloudy day to take this photo, but they are kind of fun. If you have any suggestions on the type of sundial I should make (and what materials I should make it from) let me know in the comments! I'll share my sundial this summer probably.

Our next book is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. I saw this book while walking through an airport and decided I must read it because my kitty is named Winslow. It's a children's book about a kid with a bad track record with animals who starts caring for a little donkey; I imagine I'll cry a lot.

Mar 21, 2019

Cross Stitch WIP

I've been working on a little cross stitch in a tree slice where I drilled holes. Unfortunately I ran out of the colors of embroidery floss I picked from my stash. There are just a few more Xs of each color to complete this project; my guesses at how much embroidery floss I needed were wrong so I'll need to pop into a craft store with my project to try to match the colors so I can buy more!

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Mar 19, 2019

I went on a mini hike Saturday and took some photos of the nature. Check out the views, the rocks, and the stream I fell in.

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Mar 14, 2019

Still Working on Pottery

I thought all my pottery things would be finished by now, but there were a lot of big pieces to be fired and they got pretty behind. One of my pieces still needs to be bisque fired and three others are waiting to be glaze fired so I'll have another pottery post where I might style my bud vases with little flowers. Here is the last lonely thing waiting to be fired and my first totally finished thing!

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Mar 12, 2019

Vancouver Trip

Yesterday was my birthday! To celebrate I took a few days off work and made my way to Vancouver, BC! Here are some photos I took on my little vacation:

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totem poles. steam clock. not holding a frog. smores. a stranger's dog.