Archive for September, 2011

Another simple and satisfying project

As a tech support person, I carry a lot of flash drives. At first there was only one or two and it was easy to tell them apart.  They either looked different or had different charms on them. Now however, they are mostly black and with so many of them, the charms were getting tangled and I couldn’t tell which was which.

All are black with 8 gigs each

Which holds programs? Which has manuals? Site specific files?

Now, with a little label tape and names from the Wizarding World, I know which has current programs, which has reference materials, which has programs for older OSs, etc.

Each has items for different areas of tech support

With a little help from Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville and Luna

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A simple yet satisfying project

I’ve been seeing these all around the internet and finally made a bunch of the last month. It was surprisingly satisfying and I plan to make more. What was this satisfying project? Beribboned paperclips!

Ribbons, paperclips and a dab of glue

Easy to make and so much fun

 

My friend Sandy was there and she took a bunch of them too. It’s a great way to use up those 2-inch bits of ribbon. Even better, it is easy to find one when you need one.

We used wider ribbons on the wide clips. In addition to day to day use, I plan to include some themed ones in my holiday notebooks. I found a box of black paper clips at Staples and will add Halloween ribbons to them. These will be fun to include in gift bags at a Halloween Tea Party.

 

 


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Traditional Books: What I’m reading

  • "Elegant Enigmas:the art of Edward Gorey" by Karen Wilkin
  • "Around the Border: Crochet Borders" by Edie Eckman
  • "Crochet Master Class" by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
  • Audiobooks: I’m listening to these

    "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
  • "For Us, The Living" by Robert Heinlein
  • eBooks: What’s in my digital readers

  • "Page" by Tamora Pierce
  • "Alice's Adventures Underground" by Lewis Carroll (his original manuscript)
  • Music: This week’s playlist

  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat
  • "Pure Cajun" collection by "various artists"
  • "Duets: An American Classic" by Tony Bennett
  • "The Fantasticks" Original Cast Album (with Jerry Orbach!)