Thursday, April 30, 2009

To all those at the Thursday Plarn class

Don't worry, I will put the pictures up. But give me a day or so.

I promise! I will put the pictures up. And maybe a couple of link to some crochet videos.

Friends are Everywhere

Last night, I went with our youngest daughter to a meeting about going to girls camp this summer. Dear daughter was very excited to hear about all the things they will be doing. When I got to the car after the meeting. . . flat tire!!! I absolutely HATE the inconvenience of having a flat! So the car stayed at the church for the night and we rode home with someone else.

This morning, dear hubby & I went to the church and used the little pump that runs off the car lighter and got it pumped up. We drove it to Big O Tires. (Big O Tires is where this post really starts, but I had to let you know why I was there.) Have you noticed that whenever women have to sit and wait for something, there is a blanket that settles over you of instant friendship? When you leave where ever you are waiting, you know you will never see them again and the blanket is gone. It happens at doctors offices, too.

That's what happened today. Hubby got me there, waited with me long enough for me to tell him that I was a big girl and he could leave; which he promptly did. Now I am left with one other woman and her 3 month old little girl. So we did what came naturally, we started to talk. Holding the baby was a must since all my grandchildren live somewhere else. We enjoyed a nice conversation. I make it a point to try and leave others with something that will help them: a smile, a story, a little crocheted toy for a child or an Internet reference that will help them, anything like that. Today I did that and maybe more.

As we were talking, another woman joined the little waiting area. Of course, we soon included her in the conversation! The conversation even continued about 20 -30 minutes AFTER my tire had been repaired! Both women left with my business card, at least one website to visit, and I hope they left feeling better than they did when they got there. I know I felt better when I left.

The flat, you ask? Yes, they fixed it! I had a finishing nail in the tread of the tire. Must have come from when they were working on the apartment next door. I know we haven't been using nails for years! Of course, a flat tire is never my fault! Right?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Teenage LO VE

Every teenage girl wants to have a chance to have her picture taken. And having the LO VE sculpture handy to do it is a chance you can’t pass up. (The sculpture is by the Scottsdale Civic Center Library where the Hyperbolic Exhibit is showing.)

Okay, Mom, I'm done!!We couldn't get pictures from the front, this time, becasue of a couple who didn't want to move from inside of it and their actions made it so we didn't want pictures of them. Maybe next time!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Visit to make your own!
Visit to make your own!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Opening Reception

The showing has begun! It's both exhilarating and a let-down. I have to go back (many times) to get pictures of the best areas.

A view from above.
Myself with Margaret & Christine Wertheim
The Trash Vortex (all from plastic bags)

The Scottsdale People's Reef. The largest single People's Reef to date.

One of the Hyperbolic fashions made just for the opening.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Books & Their Covers

Never let appearances be how you evaluate anyone!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Teachings For Our Day

When Jesus Christ was on earth, He formed His church with living apostles. When He was not on earth, He had living prophets and apostles to guide it. These men were commissioned to testify of Christ, receive revelation for the people at the time they were living and to prophecy of things to come.

I believe that Christ’s church today would have the same thing; Prophets and Apostles commissioned to testify of Him, receive revelation for our time and to prophecy of things to come. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a living prophet and living apostles who are given those duties.

If you would like to hear a Living Prophet of God and Living Apostles of God,
you have that opportunity this weekend.
October 3-4, Saturday and Sunday 10am & 2pm MST
Watch on BYUTV, or listen at,5161,8870,00.html
(you can chose what
language you would like)

These are 4 different meetings that will be broadcast to the world. There are more than 13 million people worldwide that will try to find a way to listen to these meetings.

I strongly invite you to take the opportunity to see who is leading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and what counsel is given to the people of the world.
A Prophet that has been called by God is not only a prophet for His church, but is in reality a Prophet to the world.

For more information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go to “About the Church” at


Today was another play day for me. Well, if you count sewing felt around baskets playing.

I was able to go over to the Scottsdale Civic Center Library and watch the beginning of the installation of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. They were only installing the “People’s Reef”, which is about one fourth of the whole exhibit. This reef was made by crafters in Chicago & New York. There is more to the “People’s Reef”, but this is all they could fit in with our space. The “Scottsdale Reef” will become part of the “People’s Reef” after the Arizona Exhibit and will travel with it as space allows.

See the boxes in the background? This is what the “People’s Reef” was packed in. Amazing!
Diana, with a funny face.

Here is Wendy contemplating how things look and what needs adjusting.

A view from the level above the Gallery. The rest of the room will be filled with crocheted pieces.

You can see what Robin & I did by her feet. We sewed felt around baskets so that pieces can be attached to them easily.

These are pictures of pieces or groups of pieces.
Realize that each square foot has at least 10-15 pieces in it.