Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
After I received my assignment of zinc - I looked around online until I found a 25 foot roll of 3" wide 99.9% pure zinc. I ordered it and have been pondering how I will use this in my "quilt" for several months. With the deadline looming - I had to force myself to start playing with the stuff to see what I can do with it......
Both of these ideas seem workable, but I am stymied with the dilemma over shipping. .....The quilts will be traveling for several years and they are all the same size and will all be traveling in the same crate. I am concerned about how the very thin strips of zinc will hold up. It would be easy to dent or bend the zinc by accident. Furthermore - the zinc has sharp edges - it might damage someone else's piece.
Because the zinc came on a roll - it continues to curl after assembly - so I am also concerned about how this thing will hang......?
Well, I have made a little progress with my experimentation, but really - this all just leads me to more questions....
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Her previous owner called her Jackie. I have a sister named Jackie - so I don't feel like I can have a dog named Jackie! I believe her given name was Jackal or Jacko. Either of these are OK with me, but it would be fun to find a really cool name for her. I have heard that a dog will easily adapt to a new name that rhymes with the old one or sounds similar as far as syllables, hard and soft sounds, etc.
This dog is very oriented to me and within just two days is already guarding me and parks herself in front of whichever door I am closest to! She has barked at the mailman already, too!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Anyway, while we lounged near Rock Creek, allowing the boys to play in the water - a large dragonfly visited my shoulder and stayed for a while. Joe was able to get some very good pictures of it!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Below is a better view of Granite Peak.