Updated 7/16/2013 – See Original Here
Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.
As you may have discovered yourself, tic-tac-toe is terminally dull. There’s no room for creativity or insight. Good players always tie. Games inevitably go something like this:
But the mathematicians at the picnic played a more sophisticated version. In each square of their tic-tac-toe board, they’d drawn a smaller board:
As I watched, the basic rules emerged quickly.
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the Nantucket Community Music Center,
across from the Jared Coffin House on Center Street,
Men working on the roof were spraying a liquid bonding agent
onto a rubber membrane on the rear roof and
got too close to an ignition source (a propane heater?).
The video was shot by Geoffrey Smith,
just before the fire department got there.
A sad day for music on Nantucket.
think I’ll play something Celtic on my flute for solace.
Okay- I finally got around to posting it. Here’s the collection of no sew T-shirt flowers to go with the no sew T-shirt scarves collection.
First, some tutorials from other sources.
For a folded petals flower, we’re going over here (the same place I found the simple loop ombre dyed scarf). A scrap circle of t-shirt will also work as the backing, just as you would use the felt. The felt may add a bit of stiffness to the flower if you prefer it. Here’s what mine look like: (if you can see the smudge of hot glue in the center, let it remind you to glue carefully!) Different size petals make different size flowers.
ETA: and if you want to make it a puffier flower with no button, there’s a tutorial here that’s very similar, but takes 9 petals and finishes it a bit differently…
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These two chicks are WiFi and Flashdrive. They are a month old, teenagers in chicken years. An awkward age in any species: half feathers, half fluff. They are betwixt and between, as is my blog. Blogger has been down for three days– just when I had completed my 101st post. So here I am at WordPress hoping my baker’s dozen of followers will find me.Wifi and Flashdrive are White Cochins, the Emperor’s chickens in ancient China. Because of the feathers on their feet, they had to be picked up and hurried inside whenever it threatened to rain. Mustn’t have dirty feathers on the imperial chickens. Cochins are so-so layers, not overly productive. They go broody quite easily. They are attentive mothers and, because of their thick, pillow-soft feathers, a comfort to hug. I have a lot in common with this breed. No feathers but plenty of cushioning. And a fondness for home and children. This morning in particular I am being spectacularly unproductive but, in my motherly way, keeping in touch with my family. Must go now, there is a seventh grader, also goofing off on-line, who needs instruction in Geometry.