Monday, May 19, 2008

Crafty but not quilty

DD Jocelyn is here for several days so I have been spending time with her. She's a knitter and is teaching me to make socks, which I think will be a great take-along project. She finished this adorable little baby sweater for a friend.
See how each piece is a different color?
She also made a 7-stranded challah. To our surprise, 7-strands is a little harder than braiding 3 strands, but not much. Four, five and ten strand challahs are much more complicated.
Turned out great, didn't it?
And neither quilty nor crafty:

I was tagged for a meme. I know some bloggers enjoy these and some don't, and of those who do, I don't know who has been tagged. I like learning a little about fellow bloggers, and hope you will email me if you haven't been tagged for this one and I will tag you.
Jill at Life with Nature Girl tagged me with this one. The rules are:

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
In May 1998 I was mom to an almost 11-yr-old and a 13-yr-old. I didn't have a regular job, but I was doing freelance nutrition writing and speaking, and some individual nutrition counseling. Hadn't learned to quilt yet.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Meet my husband and daughter for lunch, finish my first knit sock (while my daughter is still home to help -- she leaves tomorrow), put out the trash and recycling, cut more origami flowers for my swap, yoga class

3. Snacks I enjoy:
nuts, leftovers, baked chips, popsicles, ice cream, toast with peanut butter, cereal, fruit, bread
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Start some sort of foundation. Not sure what sort, but part of its focus would be to alleviate immediate suffering and part would be to work to change the things that cause suffering.

5. Places I have lived:
Oh my goodness, I hope you have a lot of time! My dad was in the military and we moved frequently. Here they are, grouped by state and country rather than listed chronologically:

United States
Washington - Tacoma (birthplace)
California - Calexico, Oakland, Manteca, Monterey, Salinas, Whittier, Berkeley (briefly), Palo Alto
Massachusetts - Pepperell, Ayer
New York - New York City (both Queens and Brooklyn)
Michigan - Grand Rapids, East Lansing (sort of and almost), Ann Arbor
Pennsylvania - Wayne (twice, briefly)
Georgia - Atlanta, Macon
Illinois - Urbana, Champaign

Germany - Kaiserslautern
Panama Canal Zone - both the Atlantic and Pacific sides
France - Paris


Quiltdivajulie said...

I'll consider myself tagged. Will post my items in the next day or so.

Love the photo of the bread... I can smell it from here (yummmmmmm)

Love those fabulous textiles (and they're lower fat than the bagels would have been...)

I've shared your native habitat post with my sister in MI and asked her to take photos of her kid (grown) and their quilts. One day in the near future I'll be able to share those.

jillytacy said...

Your daughter is beautiful and talented! The sweater is cute and the bread looks delicious. It's so nice that you've had time together. I love spending time with my mom!
Thanks for doing the meme. I've never done one before and haven't had much interest in them. But this one had some good questions and I've enjoyed reading your answers! You really have lived in a lot of different places. Very cool! Leftovers for a snack? You are much better than I am. There are a few left overs I really like but most sit in the refrigerator till I toss them out.

Catherine said...

The little baby sweater is adorable and your daughter is not only obviously talented, but very attractive!
That bread looks absolutely delicious!

Norma said...

How wonderful to share your talents with your daughter, and to have her share hers with you!

That bread looks wonderful, how great to have another cook under your roof, even if it is for just a while.

I will consider myself tagged and do the meme. I am like you and find that it really helps get to know folks better. I think those who don't like to do it, have been there and done that a while back. I will let you know when I get it going.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that Kimono! ;o)

BTW while I "Can" braid a 4 strand challah, I usually buy them from teh bakery or the frozen ones... JOB....

The Quilting Pirate said...

What an adorable little sweater!!

I wish I could find time to bake something....I haven't played in the kitchen in a long time. Your bread looks beautiful....and yummy!

Rebel said...

Mmmmmmmmmm.... Challlllllah!

I love Challah and have been thinking about baking some for a while - this seals the deal. I've gotten lazy on my last few loaves and only did 3 strands, I think I might try something fancy this time.