A little girl attending the 2013 Motor City Comic Con enthusiastically cosplaying as the legendary Stan Lee is undeniably awesome. But when that same little girl poses for a photo with the real Stan Lee? That, friends, is Super Awesome and pretty much made our day. (They both have such wonderful mustaches!) There’s a photo that deserves place of pride on the fridge.
[via Fashionably Geek]
“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”
-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]
Soooo, I got all 566 2” squares cut today, as well as 140 squares of the printed fabrics.
Ummm, so I guess I’m not doing strip piecing after all. I don’t know, I just love handling each individual square; it’s a more satisfying experience for me, even if it’s fussier and takes longer.
I know strip piecing is a real time saver, but I’m not looking to save time.
I’m a novice and could use some advice from a veteran quilt maker, especially one who has made a postage stamp quilt. Does the small size of the squares (my finished size will be 1.5”) really affect the weight and drape of the finished quilt? I’m afraid that if I use regular low loft cotton batting, the quilt will feel bulky or stiff because of all the seam. I want a soft, droopy quilt!
I made a small wall hanging and used white cotton flannel instead of cotton quilt batting, to make it less stiff. Would this method work with a larger quilt?
i don’t have access to you at work, so no one else should either. I CAN’T CATCH UP.
MADE IN GARDENA—Japanese -American workers pack noodles along the production line at Tokyo-based Nissin Food Products’ new plant in Gardena. The noodles go into a product called Top Ramen. Firm had some problems in exporting noodles from Japan, so it opened a factory here.
Los Angeles Times
July 26, 1972