How's that for a teaser? Well, since this blog usually showcases a lot of pretty eye candy, I thought I should warn you. So if you are easily grossed-out, or have an extreme aversion to leeches, feel free to just skip this post. I won't be hurt.
While you decide whether to let your curiosity get the better of you, look at these images of when I was laying out my in-progress quilt squares! I am trying to get as much as I can done before grad school starts at the end of the month. I think I am at the point where I need some advice on what to do about one piece that is a half inch short, my cutting error. Anyone have ideas? Rhea? Ana?
I will spend the morning sewing more squares up. Oh and maybe pushing the vacuum around.
Yes, it's subjective, but I am putting my vote in for the Ugliest Book Cover of All Time. I am trying to picture the book designer pitching this image to the editor..."Hey, I've got this FABULOUS image for the cover of that leech book!" Really, truly, it's over the top---I think it's the funky toenail that really adds creep-out for me. There are many other very gross images within the pages of this book, but I won't reproduce them here. Here goes. Ready?
How did I come upon this book? Weeding the children's nonfiction at Rockport Public Library! It matched the criteria for withdrawal (which includes appearance), mainly that it hadn't been checked out in quite awhile, like years. And I wasn't censoring the collection out of personal leech-aversion, because we have another volume on leeches. Crazily enough, I will not be taking this back to the library for the Library Booksale (Pris, you're saved), but saving it for its altered book potential.
Finally (and I thought this would be a short post), check out this map that shows the growth of Walmart stores across America (thanks, Mr. Google). I'm not a big fan, mainly because of the loss of the character of our small community stores, and I try not to support this model of consumerism. But I admit that there are certain things (sometimes sewing things or crafty things) that cannot be found at other stores nearby; I think I average about a visit a year, and it always makes me feel bad and a little guilty. Any thoughts on this dilema?