Friday, October 29, 2010

a weekend round-up

My favorites are choking up AOL - so here are a few things of interest - homeschoolers might find this site useful, I just love everything about this wonderful site and blog - and gimme some of those popcorn balls please! Want cuteness? Check out her (first attempt at, sigh) felting creations...really some people are annoyingly talented (scroll a post or two down). Speaking of talented - this blog seems to collect them - need craft ideas? Look no further. (Okay, look further, one of the beauties of the 'net is all the creative people just SHARING. Big wow.)
Did I ever share this fun Beethoven site?
I have listed this in other places (I think on other blog) but I love it so - the note "I will not start fires", I mean, interesting. Unfortunately all I have found is old gum stuck in the pages of picturebooks but I'm full of hope.

Eva Ibbotson

An interesting NYTimes obit on the writer Eva Ibbotson - I like her late publishing start and her magically inclined books as well as the adventurous ones, residing on our library shelves.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Versatile Blogger award

Quite thrilled to log on and see this lovely award from Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Thank you!

The criteria for accepting The Versatile Blogger Award are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award

Seven things about me:

1. I love the ocean but hate swimming in it.
2. A cup of tea is more calming to me than meditation ever could be.
3. Monkeys weird me out. Real ones, not toys.
4. I spend a lot of time over at my other blog, Sun pours down like honey, and keep meaning to do more with this blog.
5. I like owls and one lives in our backyard.
6. I believe that God is alive and magic is afoot (thank you, Buffy St.M).
7. I'm proud to be half Scottish.

My chosen blogs are:
1. Scenes from the Moth House
2. Mouse
3. Wild Somerset Child
4. heaven and earth
5. Three Beautiful Things
6. la porte rouge
7. Cat musings
8. noble pig
9. cold antler farm
10. Allotment 2 kitchen
11. Vivien Swift the France blog
12. seven spoons
13. the heart of papercuts
14. vintage chica
15. Stuck in Customs

I will link to everyone tomorrow as it's well past bedtime now - merci!