Tuesday, July 31, 2007

#22 of 23 Things Audiobooks

Audiobooks - ah! heaven! I think that audiobooks are fabulous. I have used audiobooks on CD from the public library and they are great if you want to do other things while listening to them, great for children and older people as well. Usually the stories are 'acted' by well known actors and of course you can stop and start whenever you wish. I would love to have some on my iPod but I'd rather listen without plugs in my ears all the time - next thing on the wishlist is a dock so that I can have my music, book, podcast, whatever, playing while I work away on the sewing machine. We have Apple computers at home and all the family members now have iPods, Nanos or Shuffles so iTunes is a favourite store (directly off the credit card too!).

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sarah's Birthday

What kind of cake do you make for a 23 year old daughter? Something pink with lots of lollies, of course! Decorated with strawberry and feijoa flavoured sweets, filled with marshmallows and covered with an assortment of sprinkles and lollies. Such fun and gone in 2 days!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

One of my Workmates

One of workmates is leaving after 3 years. She and I went to Library School together, many, many years ago. She is a very social person and always teasing us, but I will miss her. Here is a quote I found from a great web site that has them by authors, subject, motivation and quotes of the day. Anyway here is the quote for my friend: "There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it. " Author is: Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, August 27, 2003 . When you have a mental blank, thank goodness there are great quotes on the web.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fabric Shops in NYC

I was reading the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of FiberARTS where there was an article about Mood Fabrics: Where Project Runway shops. In a little block was a mention of Paula Nadelstern, quilt artist and fabric designer. She has mentioned other fabric shops in NYC and places to eat. Fantastic! Pity I live so far away, but what fun visiting her site.