The Brian Lehrer Show has been doing a great series on immigration; check out the Flickr page; this is one of my favourites. (I have to say, though, that I'm uncomfortable with photographers who take photographs of people without their knowledge or permission. I guess I understand from an artistic standpoint, but it bugs me. Just me, I guess.)
Oh, blog updating....I'm better at keeping up with my Flickr page. I've started cataloguing my Nigerian fabrics there, if you're interested in that sort of thing. And there are some recent sewing mishaps and a hap or two, I guess. I have more pictures to post soon, including some knitting (!), and some lovely things that I received from two very generousbloggers.
Cocoa Pebbles and I had to attend a birthday party for a child we'd never met (I'm not actually sure that we met her at the party either) -- part of the preschool protocol I'm learning... Anyway, made this quick pup as a gift. Based on a pattern in Teresa Levy's book, but of course I didn't do it the way I was supposed to. Still, I like him, even though his ears are HUGE. He has a little subway token charm on his collar, which you can see a bit better in the second photo.
I noticed the titles of the books that he's stacked on when I was downloading the pictures from my camera and laughed out loud. The precariously and sloppily stacked books behind him are quite a visual display, no?
I know there's so much going on; just wanted to mention again to keep Darfur in mind. I wrote before that the situation is one that experts say can be changed with public pressure. It hasn't improved, and the near future doesn't look good. We can do more. A quick email or fax can make a difference.
One of the first toys that I made and blogged about was my Bingish Bunny using Kate Gilbert's pattern and inspired by the charming books. Well, I got an email a few days ago from the author! Rather than telling me to cease and desist, he was very kind and even added him to the Bingster Gallery. Cocoa Pebbles has remembered that I promised her a Bing and a Flop (and a Pingu, a Piggley, and a pink dog.) So I've got work to do. Anyway, Ted Dewan was so kind, and I was very gushy and starstruck. The books are so exuberant, with fantastic artwork -- you should get them.