Today is the MoonFrog blog’s sixth year birthday. It’s not as active as it used to be, but what is as the years go by? I thought I’d drop by and share some recent favorites — or just whatever tickles my fancy.Check out Google’s cool tribute to Jim Hensen. Each muppet is interactive. Be sure you press the 2nd and 5th buttons lots of times. Very entertaining! (Keep in mind that I am very easily amused.)
** For those of you who missed it — here’s a video that shows the best parts. **
On the home front, I’m really enjoying my newest plants. I bought some Red Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia sanguinea) seeds on eBay and the babies are doing great. My son and I are growing these together since he wants some, too. He planted the seeds and asked me to wait until he comes over to transplant the sprouts to bigger containers. They will grow into a tree-like bush with long trumpet flowers in a lovely red-orange.
Two weeks ago, we had our local Natural Fiber Fair, which has moved closer to my house and is bigger, too. I worked the entrance on Sunday, but on Monday I took a painted warp dyeing workshop with Linda Hartshorn. I learned some new things and came home with this lovely scarf warp. I’m hoping it will motivate me to finally warp my big loom, which intimidates me a bit.
My knitting at the moment consists of chemo caps for a special round of collections at Caps for a Cure. We are returning to the first treatment center from when the group was started. In January 2006, I set up a yahoo group to start a knit-along with Mandy, a fellow blogger who was battling cancer, and we invited our friends to join us. (Here’s my first blog post about CFC.) Since then, the 400-plus members of Caps for a Cure have donated over 3,000 hats to centers across the country.
North Coast Cancer Care is the first — and last –center that helped Mandy in her fight. Tragically, her cancer returned and she passed on August 3rd of this year. We are making hats in her honor, a young woman who made an impact on those around her. If you want to donate caps for this special round, email me or go to Caps for a Cure for the address.
One of my favorites is a selection from A Prayer for Owen Meany, a book which has been marinating in my iPod for a while and will be my listen for the week. As a former English teacher, the ReadOut of this book amuses me with its warning of not using certain words in class.
There you have it! A tribute to my blog. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!