Thursday, May 13, 2010

Reading Round Up

I am doing some work, so I'm stitching less lately. Tomorrow, however, is a big stitchy day. First it's Library Craft Circle Friday. Have I mentioned how much I love my library? I love my library so much that I joined the board of the Friends of the Library as the secretary. Yes, I know, it will make me busy and drive me nuts but, people, I love my library! Next, it's Stitching at the Ford. Sure it's the second Friday of the month and not the third, but I'll be dragging the marquoir down to Chadds Ford for an evening of wining and dining. Okay, there'll be diet Coke and pizza, but we love when the marquoir comes out to play, don't we? (Must find orange shirt to wear.)

While we wait for fabulous photos from these events, why don't you take a look at what's out there on the innernets:

  • What did stitchers do before electricity? How did they continue stitching after sundown? The Needleprint blog has some interesting photos of museum pieces that answer such questions.
  • You know I'm not a total fan of the "upcycle" but this is one hot tomato. {via Craft Gossip}
  • And even though I amn't a fan of the upcycle, I have been searching for some time for a project to make from the dress my sister wore as my maid of honor. Now I've found something, it'll probably be ready for my 10th anniversary. {via Craftzine} (Not sure I will use these directions exactly...)
  • Something to do with the bazillion and one slides I recently inherited. Of course, my scanner requires that I take the slides out of the mounts. So this project would have to be reserved for the slides I am not scanning. (Random people at random parties, bishops speaking at 60s-era graduations, etc.)

5 comments:

Kathryn said...

Scanning? SEND THEM OUT. James is currently in the process of scanning the 20,000+ images he took in the pre-digital era. He is sending them to DigMyPics.com in Phoenix, Arizona, but you can send them to cheaper (and slower) places that send them to India to have them scanned. James can't do that, as any pictures that the Indians deem salacious (a hint of breast, etc.) will be rejected. Sure it is cheaper to do it yourself, but is it worth your sanity?

Real Live Woman said...

There's a place in Clarks Summit, PA that also offers scanning services. I haven't used them before, but looked into them for the possibility of scanning my old Kodak Disk Film negatives. My interactions with them were very positive and they were very helpful. http://www.rapidphoto.net/

Donna said...

I love the slide curtain! And as for scanning them yourself, which is a project I'm working on, it's like eating an elephant - one bite at a time, as they say. I'm nearly finished with the 500+ that our EGA chapter has and next it's on to our own slides.

doahleigh said...

I used to work at a library, and before I did I never knew how awesome the library is. I'm glad you know and support it!

Robin said...

Yeah for your support of the library. It is so much more that learning the dewey decimal system. Sorry, I am a proud mom of a Childen's Librarian for the the City of Philadephia....