Monday, February 23, 2009

Blog Award

I have been give this award by Sandra and Lynn
Thank you so much!
here are my five addictions:
*My children, cant get enough of them and their great sense of humour!
*My hobbies, too many to mention... mostly with threads....
*Chocolate preferably Dairy Milk, hard to get in Greece
*Books on crafts and UFOs ( the real ones not sewing)
*Travel ( haven't been able to in a while but would jump in an instant if I was offered a trip)
There are so many blogs to choose from as they are so many great ones out there.....
here are my 5
* A stitch in time saves nine


January Cake needlebook

A freebie from Brooke's Books finished into a needlebook.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oobleck experiment

My youngest daughter is doing a school experiment to demonstrate the properties of Goop/gloup/oobleck. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it! In my Internet research here is a great film showing a fun aspect of what can be done with this substance.

Oobleck is a fictional form of green precipitation invented by children's author Dr. Seuss in the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. In the story, a king bored with ordinary rain, sunshine, fog, and snow causes green precipitation called Oobleck to fall from the sky. The Oobleck proves to be so sticky that it gums up the whole kingdom, until the day it is saved by Bartholomew Cubbins. The word has since been used to describe a mixture of corn starch and water used to demonstrate the dilatant property of non-Newtonian fluids. Oobleck is also known in the United Kingdom as "goop" or "gloop" in many primary and nursery schools.

The recipe is as follows:

1 cup water

2 cups corn starch

a few drops of food coloring of your choice

The cornflour goop consists of small starch particles that are packed close together, between these particles there is a thin layer of water. This allows the particles to slide across each other as long as they are moving slowly. If you try to smash your fist in it quickly the starch moves faster than the water and the particles come into contact. This makes them feel solid to the touch as the force prevents them from sliding across each other. The harder the force the more solid it becomes.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

paper fashion...

Here are my girls latest creations, paper fashion, great outfits, right?


Winner of a giveaway.

Here is a wonderful giveaway I won from Gaynor all the way from Eire. I lived there for some years (most important years of becoming me) so its very close to my heart.

Thank you Gaynor these are fun kits.

Santa's Coming

Another finished Christmas project, but have not decided how to finish it..... I have put it way until Nov/Dec, perhaps by then I will know what it will end up as. Its "Santa's Coming" from Mosey 'n me.

Monday, February 09, 2009

mail art #5

Postman was here today! A wonderful mail art from Margaret in Malaysia. In it were more wonderful goodies. A very pretty blue needle case, a bookmark with an orchid and a post card. I am thoroughly spoiled! All needlework was finished beautifully.
A chart by CCN was used.

Thank you Margaret, you are super!

Temari #2

My second temari, made during children's piano lesson, started as something else , made a mistake so found my own pattern. I am sure there is a name for it but being a novice I don't know it. Nevertheless a good learning ball.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

My first temari

Here it is .... my first Temari! Be warned its addictive, no sooner than I finished it I wanted to start another but it was already 2 am! I am absolutely facinated by it and want to try new designs, perhaps even manage a complicated one eventually.

If you scroll down there are some links on the right.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Fob from Bine

I belong to the Tiny Treasures Exchange and this is wonderful treasure I received today. The wonderful stitcher is Bine. A beautifully finished design freebie from drawn thread. Bine also included a journal and a magnet.
Thank you Bine!!! I love it!


Mail art #4

I received the first mail art ever in my post today!!!! I didn't know who my valentine partner was , it was a wonderful surprise as it was Mari in Finland. The stitching is beautiful, the colours gorgeous and the envelope was filled with great gifts! The chart included a JABC too!
Thank you Mari, you are fantastic!

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