have spent the afternoon reading & exploring everything fr geological sites related to oil exploration in kenya to articles about the turkana lake, the institute and the turkana.org website. and interviews...so, before i head off to the mundane world of dinner preperation for our little twosome household..sending a thank you for your reference to the turkana link on your web, which i visited but link either not there yet or just not found - and w all this i have found a nice interview w richard and maeve plus a new informational site that seems to have enough reading material to fill my upcoming winter "leisure" time :))
at your blog, going thru your gallery again. forgot to thank you in my last communiqué, for the expat button on your home page. spent a great afternoon wandering around in that aite also. your blog is quite the fun place to play on quiet days :))
lovely to meet you too. i will looke up the turkana basin. i don't google anything except the earth app...i have this theory, you see ...it involves complex convoluted plots regarding world dominance. :)) ..i use zapmeta...i'll do images ...that always leads me to the most intersting sites. then of course i lose a few more days out of this already short life He has granted me! i had wanted to go into microbiology. i didn't have the math apptitude they told me. oh well ...so i spent a few years drifting around in sociology, psychology & philosophy courses before settling down into studying for a career in nursing amd coming out of that time as a registered nurse. that worked. and it was fulfilling, albeit a wee bit more exertional & physically demanding than sitting in a lab staring into a microscope all day, cleaning petrie dishes ....
oh, but i seem to drop into groupie mode so easily...and it's ever so much more innocuous to be a groupy for the likes of the fabulous leakey family than a drugged out rock band :))
i also watched a lot of the cousteau programs as a teen. watched a few he made w his son later also. i have a couple of books on australopithicus and other dawn of humanity type findings. i am a retired RN, but my interests since childhood have been of ancient prehistory, ancient geology, movement of human expansion. lol i was a nerd before they had a word for this particular blessing :))
omg! ok, i was going to wait to read the africa link. couldn't. read your bio & reason for kenya. i have read articles & followed leakey, then leakey descendents articles since childhood. had to post this. not sure why now :)). sorta in rock star groupie mode now ....
hi dena, have spent quite a big chunk of my morning reading time wandering around in your blog and your new quilt ed blog. what took you to africa to live? what a visually stimulating enviornment it must be for an artist. the gallery is awsome & free class is tempting ....i'll wander in & out. may start a new winter project, inspired by your ideas.
...and why did quilt university close? i have seen the question asked frequently in online forums, but never an answer.
Just getting those old sewing supplies out of my house helped a lot. I think I just needed someone to tell me it was alright to do so. Thank you for the advice. I know how it is to take care of a loved one. I took care of my Mother and her sister for 13 years and every year dug me down more and more. I am glad that I did take care of them and I miss them both very much now that they are gone. But I take pride in the fact that I could help them enjoy those years. They both lived into their 90's and enjoyed life right to the end. I bless you for taking care of your husband, If you ever need to talk I would be glad to help you. Been there and done that and know how it can get at time.
Thank you for your advice. I am having a sleep study done as my Dr. thinks that might be part of my problem. I have gotten rid of many of the other things that I was having trouble with and life seems much better.
I know what you mean about those old patterns. My Mother had some put I could not find them after she passed away. I do have some old cardboard quilt shapes that came from my husbands two aunts. Since I was the only one in the family that sewed I received boxes of sewing and quilting things from them. I have material that will last my life time or longer that I just do not have time to use them all. I really like to shop for fabric, but feel guilty buying any when I have so much from them. My daughter is now into sewing and quilting so she takes some of the fabric now and again. Here she is in her forties and found her new talent. She would not sew or want to learn how to sew while growing up. Now her sewing room looks like mine.
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?
I hope that we can become friends here at MQP. I have never had a friend from Kenya before and I would love to see the work you do. I think it is nice to see how people around the world make quilts. Some of the designs are so interesting to see. Lets be friends,