I’m finding the polo.com glossary very helpful in answering all those too-obvious-to-find questions
Happy Earth Day!
I’m going to whine for a moment. Each time I go there I brace myself, but I’m never less than shocked at how rude the service at Britex Fabrics is. I leave feeling utterly defeated. The people up in notions are fine, but the people on the fabric floors are terribly rude and I never manage to actually buy any fabric, despite how might want to. Is it just me?
If you live in the Bay Area I encourage you to go to Poppy Fabric in Oakland, they’re wonderful. The Greater Bay Area Costumer’s Guild has great listings of shops and great links for research and resources.
new project! sort of… I wrote about my Zucca scarf, how I liked the yarn and what a great scarf it would have made if I didn’t irrevocably mess it up
and great gardening links over at dangerous chunky today, is it really 96 degrees there? geesh!
yay, there is also a thread on Glitter about tips on buying a new car
I have no idea if the people at Readymade know my subscription exists, so just in case I bought a copy at the newsstand today. I was so happy to see Meli interviewed for a story by Susan Beal about selling your stuff, yay! (And if you look you can see one of Meli’s bags hanging in the background, I think.) And they have a few stories on windowsill gardening, Ikea (the one I live near even), the Church of Craft, and other handy indoor things. It’s like they know I’m moving.
good question – ljc is looking for a particular website about egg drop contests. I was searching around for good sites on this a while back and never came up with much. But I somehow ran across The Gallery of MIT Hacks, my favorite was the R2D2 hack, and The Lord of the Rings hack ties into that sci fi movie thing.
So go read her query and see if you can help her find it, I wanna know too!
The lovely and talented Joyce (a coworker of Scott’s) has a few questions I couldn’t answer*:
- “When a recipe says ‘2 cups sifted flour’ — do they mean you should sift the flour first and then measure it? or measure first and then sift it?”
- “Why are biscuit cutters always round? Wouldn’t it be more efficient if they were square? Then you wouldn’t have all those little scraps left over that you have to wonder whether you should throw away or try to reknead.”
* My big secret is that I’m a very inexperienced and, so far, pretty poor cook. I’m working on it though.