Thursday, January 27, 2011

Not only a Quilt Queen!

Quilted Cora here on a very snowy day on the East Coast!!  My peeps were out several times yesterday shoveling the snow and went out again today!  Good snow-man/snow-ball making stuff!  But enough about the weather - on to me!

Trish with me at Joann's
 I went to a Joann Fabric store the other night to assist my Peep teach knitting - yes, I said knitting!!  My talent is not limited to just quilting, I am a world class knitter (OK, I can do the k,p,* repeat)!  Not only did I teach a few women to knit, but Trish Lee - the multi-talented and over-worked education coordinator at the store in Leesburg, VA - stopped by to check things out and have her picture taken with yours truely!  I teach (with my Peep) Knitting 101 and seed stitch block, all you out there in the blog-a-sphere who don't know how to knit don't know what you are missing.

In addition to knitting, I have been doing a royal tour of several local museums, and I'd like to share the following pictures with you.  The pictures were taken at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History at a tempory exhibit called "The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef".  What is a Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef?  I'm glad you asked - actually, if you want REALLY know the math behind the coral, email Trish (see her above) at and Trish will fill you in!!  The short version is that to create a 3-D verison of the hyperbolic geometry principal a really smart women figured out that it could be expressed by crocheting a coral-like figure!  The Institute For Figuring created the exhibit and it is really cool!!

I appear in several pictures nestled amoung the crocheted coral  - you however, are not allowed to get so close (my Peep knows museum peeps) - and it was really a interesting experience.  My favorite as the white coral - go to the Smithsonian's website and type in Hyperbolic Coral Reef and you will see some more pictures!
That is it for now - stay warm!!  Quilted Cora out!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Exhaustion from the holidays!

Quilted Cora here!!  Refreshed from the hetic holidays!!  The people took me with them on "vacation" and as is their custom - no pictures!!  However, the boys had a great time skiing and my minder and her hubby had fun relaxing and thinking about all the laundry she would have to do upon return!  A fun time was had by all and the Marley-cat even enjoyed Katrina visiting once a day to cater to her every whim!