Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

After my buttons got mashed one too many times and my amp decided it wasn't going to work (until I figured out to pull on all the buttons to dislodge the stuck one)... I decided it was time to elevate it above floor level.

Very rudimentary, true...  but Sansui is happier now.

I'm no carpenter!  I'll admit there was plenty of grunting and whining during the completion of this task.

Can't wait to paint it all one color... WHAT COLOR(S???) SHOULD I CHOOOOSE?!

P.S.  Everyone!  I'm soon leaving on an epic cross country road trip with my friends Nina & Evan!
We are going down the west coast, through the south, and up the east coast (kind of through the midwest.)  Where should we stay?  What should we eat?  What music shows should we go to?

P.P.S.  I am learning to drive manual transmission for this purpose...

P.P.P.S.  That means I'm going to be sooo cool pretty soon!

Friday, February 3, 2012

DNA HST Mini Quilt

Translation of title:
DNA = deoxyribonucleic acid. duh.
HST = half square triangle (you wouldn't know this unless you were a quilt nerd.)

My gramma gave me some fabrics for my birthday, and I wanted to immediately produce something with them, rather than the standard procedure of letting them languish on my shelf until I came up with the perfect scheme.

Half square triangles are easy quilt blocks to speed-piece, so I went ahead.  Then, having 4 different kinds of blocks, I wanted to arrange them according to some scheme, but I wanted it to look random.  I needed some kind of string of 4 different units, shuffled around in some way.  Hmmmm...  A, C, T, & G, perhaps?  (I had Daniel help me find a DNA strand that contained an equal number of each, for my purposes, so I wouldn't have to employ any corruption.)

Ok, I know this is silly and there's no significance to my using DNA code to order my quilt blocks.  However, I think it will be a cute hidden secret in the quilt!  Anyway... here goes.