Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bee blocks in Voile....

Voile Squares

I'm still alive, and mostly just sewing bee blocks. The new spring lacrosse season has begun, with Caleb on the High School JV team - so mostly I drive to/from practices and games all week.

Luckily, friends send super pretty, soft fabrics to play with! Elizabeth is going to have a gorgeous AMH voile quilt of squares.

Voile Squares

Emily's month was very cool, too. She send an amazing Joel Dewberry package - we were to make a block with the offset, wide border and white frame, then free reign to do whatever we wanted inside that window.

I went with what is most fun for me - sew/chop/sew/chop/add-turn/chop/sew. I love to see where each new step takes the fabric before deciding what to do next.


As I was looking over the plan that Brooke has for us (Be sure to check it out - it's an awesome use of all those color wheel swap charms we have), I realized that I'm up next in May.

But all we've been doing is enjoy the crazy early summer thing going on here.  And during the past week it was spring break, which we started with a trip into the city.

Becket had tons of fun playing in the rain at The Bean (actually named The Cloud Gate or something like that, but everybody calls it The Bean).  It's been here for years and this is the first time we've been to it.  You never do stuff that's near your home, do you!

Becket said the Bean was awesome

I like this self portrait - the geometric, bent in the curve of the bean - neutrals with just a bit of blues and lime green. 

Seemed like a good quilt plan to me. 

Except that I realized it's pretty much what I always do for bee blocks.  I'll have to come up with something different.  But I certainly like what I like.

Just a bit of rain

Which is more difficult - worry over doing a friend's block just right, or deciding what you'll want made for your own month?!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!

Enjoying the use of Pinterest and Google - Marimekko design for the first day of Spring!

Did you see their origami logo a few days ago? Google makes me smile.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Are you Freaking out about Pinterest?

And should we?  A lot of people are, for different of them there.

I'm not so sure we should.

I'll freak out if I come to the decision that I don't trust them - but for now I do.  Why?  Because what they are claiming in their TOS is pretty much the same as every other online entity out there.  I think people just happen to be finally noticing it.

By submitting Content to Automattic for inclusion on your Website, you grant Automattic a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog.

1.5 By signifying your acceptance of this TOS or making any use of the TypePad Service, you signify your irrevocable acceptance of this TOS, the Terms of Use and the TypePad Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your use...

8.1 TypePad does not claim ownership over the content you post on the TypePad Service. After posting your content, you continue to retain your ownership of your content and you continue to have the right to use and license your content in any way you choose. But by using the TypePad Service or TypePad's Web properties through which the TypePad Service is available, you are granting TypePad a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display your content, subject to any restrictions on such distribution which you may implement through any content distribution controls provided to you by TypePad as part of the TypePad Service. This license ends when you delete your content or your account (except to the extent that your content has been shared with others or syndicated to third parties and they have not deleted it). You may always decline to submit content to TypePad, but please be aware that your decision may prevent you from being able to use all or portions of the TypePad Service.

...perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable [is that a word?!  I guess it is, I see it with a red squiggle line under it up there in the TypePad rules] license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. "Publicly accessible" areas of the Yahoo! Services are those areas of the Yahoo! network of properties that are intended by Yahoo! to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Yahoo! Services would include Yahoo! Message Boards and portions of Yahoo! Groups and Flickr that are open to both members and visitors.

SmugMug is quite a bit safer....but still:
You retain the copyright in any User Content you post on the Site. SmugMug neither has nor wants any ownership of your Content. However, by uploading and/or posting any User Content to the Site, you grant SmugMug a perpetual, nonexclusive and royalty-free right to use the User Content and the name that is submitted in connection with such User Content, as is reasonably necessary to display the User Content, provide the Services and to facilitate, at Content Owner's direction, the license of Photos or the sale of Products on the Site.

You understand and acknowledge that any User Content contained in public postings, including any galleries that are not designated as unlisted, will be accessible to the public and could be accessed, indexed, archived, linked to and republished by others including, without limitation, appearing on other web sites and in search engine results. Therefore, you should be careful about the nature of the User Content you post. SmugMug will not be responsible or liable for any third party access to or use of the User Content you post. SmugMug provides many security options and settings for your content and you should read and understand them all.

And I think we're all pretty aware of Google right now, with their big change recently.   And all of this is old news with regards to Face Book. 

Which Big Brother should we trust?