Thursday, February 26, 2009

Phooey, missed the quilt lecture and exhibit

I used to think going to lectures in the evening must be the dullest thing in the world. But when you listen to somebody who is passionate about what they do, it can be a lot of fun, and sometimes quite moving.

Unfortunately, I was ill on Monday and had to miss the Raven Quilter's talk.

-- Rachel

Friday, February 20, 2009

February: month of Ravens

Raven Quilt

My friend Raven was baptised this past week, a joyful event. And Monday, my quilt guild will feature as its monthly speaker a woman named Rose Hughes, who made the quilt shown above. Her blog, full of interesting commentary about her creative life, is Raven Speak Quilts.

-- Rachel Holmen

Sunday, February 01, 2009

You've GOT to watch the video of the Difference Engine

Short video (under 2 minutes) of the Difference Engine in operation.

Neither Babbage nor Lovelace ever saw this amazine machine operate. You can.

-- Rachel Holmen