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Wondermommy tagged me! 

The tag rules are:
1. When tagged, place the name of the person and URL on your blog
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself
4. Name 7 of your favorite weblogs
5. Send an e-mail letting those bloggers know they have been tagged

So here are 7 random things about me:

1.  The sunshine on bright, sunny days gives me headaches.  Even with sunglasses, it feels like I’ve been looking directly into a bare lightbulb at the end of the day.

2.  I gave myself a haircut when I was three.  My mom put a ribbon in my hair for the picture below to keep the short hair on the top of my head from sticking straight up. 

3.  I love fresh ground pepper – lots of it.  I even put it on popcorn.

4.  At restaurants, I tend to shred, tear or strip my paper napkins by the end of the meal.  It’s very bad manners, but I always make sure every piece is scrunched up on the plate before I leave. 

5.  My public high school graduation ceremony was at the Roswell Street Baptist Church in Cobb county, Georgia, the same county that had the famous ‘evolution is theory’ sticker controversy.

6.  I love going to those cheap matinee movies where there’s five other people and you get to put your feet up.  The theater on this island only plays two shows a week in the evenings, so I don’t get to do this often.

7.  I have a tiny scar under my left eye from when I was a toddler and an older kid at daycare threw a record at my face.

I’m tagging the following 7 people:
*That’s cool* a random fact
When trade was monopolized by the Portuguese in the Middle Ages, pepper was worth more than gold by weight.
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There’s a magazine out there called Crafts ‘n Things. Could you believe that they’ve got a collection of crochet patterns tucked between craft sections? This mosaic is just a sampling of the crochet projects included in the February 2008 issue.

The amigurumi doll is titled “Princess Peony”.  What a cute name for a doll!  As far as I’ve read the arms don’t have wires so they’re probably not poseable as the picture suggests.  Even without poseable arms she’s a promising project and comes out at 16″, which is a sizable little crochet creation.

The baby blanket with the delicate shell border would look nice all in one color.  The two tone is pretty too, though.  As for the quilt, the pattern calls for a vintage doily for each square.  I like the idea, but I don’t know if I would tack handmade doilies to a quilt.

The applique bird has nothing to do with crochet, but I liked project with the rick-a-rack edging.  Looks like a fairly simple way to spruce up the kitchen towels. 

There are tons of projects crammed into the Crafts ‘n Things magazine.  Along with eleven crochet patterns and one knitting pattern, (can you believe those odds?) there is a mish mash of Martha Stewart-ish crafts.  The sections read like this: heartfelt gifts, hooked on crochet, the jewelry box, crafting green, cards*stamps*style, simply quilts, product showcase. 

You get cross stitch, wall hangings, photo album bindings, gift basket ideas and much, much more so, even if you aren’t a rubber stamp person, there are plenty of other crafts covered.  It was actually nice to see a selection of popular crafts all in one magazine.  One downfall of the magazine is there are so many different craft projects there aren’t many articles focused on technique.  However, if you’re looking to expand your crafty mind and score a few crochet patterns in the process it’s worth the $5.99 U.S./ $6.99 CAN INT’L, or at least a proper skim in line at the grocery store. 

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