Monday, February 25, 2008

I didn't post yesterday because I was too busy with-- among other things-- yard work. Once again, I postponed the majority of the fall clean up and the the garden looked beyond bedraggled.

Daily Thing:
I saw something similar somewhere, but I'm not sure where. My rendition didn't turn out too well. I may try again...or not. I hate stuffing stuff--the seams were perfectly rounded until I got sloppy and stuffed the pillow man too quickly with handfuls of polyfil at a time.

Daily Thing: zucchini breadMmmm. I love it. I substituted apple sauce for half of the oil - less fattening, healthier. You can make a complete substitution of apple sauce for oil, but I just went for half. It was a great breakfast!

Today's daily thing? Shoot, I really don't know. I'm baby sitting today...

When I went to JoAnn's on Saturday, they had bamboo batting. I'm so inordinately fond of my bamboo socks and bamboo is so environmentally friendly that I decided to try it. I bought the crib size package for $13.95 at JoAnn's, but the source I linked to has the same size for $19.49. A bit pricey either way, but a considerable difference between the two sources. The batting is unbelievably soft. From my previous bamboo-related posts, you may remember that I sang the praises of bamboo. Forgive my repetition, but here it comes again: bamboo products are naturally antibacterial, chemical free, and wick moisture from body; bamboo plants absorb 2/3 more carbon dioxide and release 2/3 more oxygen than any other plant on earth.

I can't wait to try it!

While looking for something else, I found this water color I did about 6 years ago when I was involved in mail art.

Woman Admiring Khia's ParrotI corresponded with another mail artist whose 2 daughters were often involved. Fiona sent me the parrot stamp made from one of Khia's drawings. I drew a Picasso-esque lady admiring the parrot (on a 4 x 6 water color postcard). That is the actual stamp "on the table"...dated 2002. I love that little stamp!


  1. I'm glad to have the reminder about bamboo batting. Thanks. I wonder how it hangs for wall quilts.

  2. Kay - I'm eager to try the batting...maybe I'll make something small today just to be able to use it!

  3. I've been meaning to try the bamboo batting. I'm going to JoAnn's today.

    I really enjoyed seeing the playful pillow.

  4. Kim - the batting is so soft! Also very, very thin. Still haven't used it yet, though.


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