I think this obsession with green could be something to do with all the emphasis at the moment on global warming and cutting back on our carbon emissions. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I buy our food from (how many miles it has travelled before it ends up being eaten), fairtrade and stuff like that.
I found this site about calculating your global footprint. In answering, I erred on the ecologically favourable side and still need 2 planets to support my lifestyle…
Have a go – it’s quite revealing!
I haven’t done much quilting related stuff this summer, but having spent the last week making crafty things with kids, I thought I would post some pictures of what I had done with them previously, partly to remind me and partly in case anyone is looking for ideas. We have an all-age service at church each month and I come up with a related craft activity to keep the kids quiet at the beginning. It is quite a challenge because the children can be anything from 3 to 11 and there is only 10 or 15 minutes to do it in.
Here are a few of the things we have made over the months…
Pipe cleaner men
Masks which we decorated
This is what I’m doing next Sunday. A foot out of fun foam, decorated with all sorts of twinkly things.
A friend sent me this and I found a website with it on – have a look, it’s hilarious:
If women controlled the world – go on, brighten up your day!
Four jobs you’ve had:
hospital cleaner; waitress (student jobs!); secretary (including a 2 day temporary job at the House of Lords!); mother.
Four movies I could watch over and over:
Not a great one for movies; once is usually enough. Books are another thing. However:
Pride and Prejudice; any of the Harry Potter ones; sorry, just can’t think of any more. I’m not a film person.
Four places I’ve lived:
Stoke-on-Trent, England; St Andrews, Scotland; London; Newport, South Wales.
Four TV shows you love to watch.
The Royle Family; Big Brother; Hell’s Kitchen; My Hero (thanks, Eleanor if you’re reading this!).
Four places you’ve been on vacation.
France (all over); Pertisau, Austria; Tenerife (off the beaten track); former Yugoslavia about a week before war broke out!
Four websites you visit every day.
See my links on the sidebar; BBC news (set for my homepage on my browser so I can’t really avoid it); this one to check for comment moderation and to write my blog. That’s about 60!
Four of your favourite foods;
Chocolate; soup; nuts, especially cashews and almonds; satsumas.
Four places you’d rather be:
St Andrews; in the countryside; by the seaside; Oxford.
Four Albums you can’t live without:
Queen’s greatest hits; Graceland (Paul Simon); Supertramp – Crisis-what crisis? and Even in the Quietest Moments.
Four people you’ll pass this on to:
Frances from Island Threads; Dijanne from Musings of a Textile Itinerant; Kimberley at Natural Dye Journal and Sandy at Dangling by a Thread.
I saw this over on Art Biz Blog and couldn’t resist it!
So why is my old blog worth $7,903.56? When all the archives (okay, minus the pictures) are here?