Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pirate-Related and other Unrelated Updates

Four completely random things to share today:

1 Pirate update:
The kids made me make the helm thing. I've added it as an update to the original pirate post. They've asked for an anchor and a gangplank next. And just fifteen minutes ago, they declared that they needed their mermaid tails because (and I quote): "Girl pirates have mermaid tails". I think I seriously need to vet the sort of books they've got in the libraries these days.

2 IKEA Sewing Machine
I've received quite a few requests for the English manual of this sewing machine. I have this to say
  • I'm sorry but I don't represent IKEA
  • I'm sorry but I won't be scanning my English copy to send to anyone
  • I'm sorry but I don't know where to get an English version of the manual
  • I'm sorry but my IKEA sewing machine still hasn't died. And I'm not holding my breath for that, either.

3 Why Am I Sewing 17 Headbands in Knit Fabric?
A: Because round numbers aren't as much fun as prime numbers.

4 Procrastination Rocks:

(From this week's USA Weekly).

Have a good week, all!


  1. Lier, We could not resist and did a pirate ship today, it is not as fantastic as yours but doesnt matter for children, we had a fun playing afternoon. Thanks!

  2. Why are you reading USA Weekly instead of doing all the other stuff you should be doing?

  3. I have to show that procrastination article to my husband! Along with your prime number comment, which he will adore :)

  4. Ahhhhh! I feel so much better about procrastinating!! I think I'll do it some more! Thank you!

  5. without your blog my procrastination would be so dull! i love prime numbers. mermaid pirates... maybe you need to re-name the ship to "the Black Pearl" after all.

  6. Love that article! And I'm laughing about the comments on the IKEA sewing machine!

  7. Love it, love it, love it! I am known in my house as the great procrastinator so this really proves a point lol I too have a dinky little IKEA machine, the kids hammer heck out of it and yet it lives :)


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