I'm on the road, teaching at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show - IHQS. A lovely show, the vendors have fun stuff (ask me how I know), the restaurants have great food. It's all good. I should be sharing photos here, but I didn't take out my camera in class. I have, however, been Instagramming.
Right now I'm back in my room and have been checking my email. I get a few very interesting emails most days that have links to interesting information. Today, I am going to share links with you.
I'm not one to normally worry about 1984-ish events but I think that if I find someone looking at me with Google Glasses, I'm not going to be happy. And I am pretty careful about personal information that I post online, but I'll bet I am not careful enough. I hate to make you nervous, but we probably need to be more aware of the information we share, on purpose or by accident...
This next one is just for pretty. You can buy a topographic, under-water map made with layers of wood. Maps are wonderful, these are lovely and wonderful. I've linked to the one for San Francisco Bay, but there are more:
And then there's this article about the Post Office. What I hear from the news is that the post office is out of date, not pulling its weight, etc. But I still marvel at the fact that I can send an envelope for just $.49 (or whatever it is now) and it will go to the place I write on the envelope. Think about that for a minute... without the post office, how would you make that happen? For more $, you can send something anywhere on the planet. As I read this article, it made me realize that it's even better than just getting something from one place to another:
You know what? I don't begrudge the money that goes to the post office and I really wish the congressmen that represent me were not part of the group trying to bring the post office to its knees. Some institutions are worth paying for (in my humble opinion).
And now you can go back to your sewing with a variety of things to think about.