WIP Wednesday

WIP = Work in Progress

Reading her first adult novel, “Going Postal” by Terry Pratchett.  After all the reading fuss and need for vision therapy we’ve been through, this is thrilling.  But in a deep, quiet, heartfelt way.  First this was her favourite audiobook scammed off my iTunes, then she spent her own money to buy the novel:

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Soccer tricks of various sorts:

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We recommend these two videos of tricks to get inspired. Oh, all right, three.

Inspired by one of the Hand Embroidery Network’s ‘stitch a day’ posts, closed cretan stitch autumn leaves:

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Turned the heels on both knee socks. It feels like I’m nearing the homestretch:

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And working Mind Maps into our thinking, dreaming, learning.

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Two of my favourite details:

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Two books for you: kids and adults.

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14 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. Rachel says:

    Aren’t you *loving* the Hand Embroidery Network’s stitches of the day? I get giddy every time they pop up in my Reader. The pictures are so clear, and the stitches are so fun and beautiful! I love it! Love seeing them done up like this! 🙂

  2. Naomi says:

    Terry Pratchett is my favourite author 🙂 he has a slighlty skewed way of looking at the world, and I love it!

    loving those autumn leaves as well – might see what I can do with them 🙂

    • Sarah says:

      Mind maps are a visual way of presenting information. They sort information into main themes, sub themes, and details, linking them all on lines. the strength of them is they way that they encourage you to sort information and find the key concepts and the way that they present information in a format that mimics the way that your brain stores information. Our brains don’t store info in paragraph form or in list form.

      There’s a pretty simple, but pretty dry, article here:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

      They’re easy to learn to do. And powerful. You can use them to generate ideas (brainstorming) or to understand information in lectures or books.

  3. Lisa says:

    The “leaves” are lovely. Had to laugh at mind map that includes “cat puke” a staple in our house–we have a bullimic cat [no offense to anyone who truly suffers….]

  4. Heidi says:

    You and Sandra will be pleased to know that Sky One in the UK is working on a film adaptation of Going Postal; it will probably only be available on this side of the Atlantic on DVD after it airs on TV. They’ve also done The Hogfather and The Colour of Magic. Wikipedia and imdb has information on it, and Ravelry’s Ankh-Morpork Knitter’s Guild is terribly excited about it as well!

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