Thursday, June 5, 2008

Birds of a Feather

My friend, Akiko, is moving away from Singapore in just a few days. She has been like a sister to me, we connected on so many levels, and it's sad to see her go. But since we got so close, it feels like we will have to see each other again. So, I'm trying to be cheerful.

To celebrate our friendship, I made these for her.

I found the pattern for them online, but I adjusted it by adding the legs.

Farewell, Akiko, my sister-friend. I'll see you soon, Lord willing.

And now you know why I haven't posted about the hand quilt. I'll do that soon.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Having a Blast

Sunday after church my family went down to East Coast Park and rented skates. My daughter got roller blades, but I got these ginormous things.

They're called quadline skates, and they strap onto your own shoes, which is a benefit for me, as my arches are falling and most skates don't really have arch support. My Keen shoes do, though.

These skates have huge wheels, and the wheel base is extra wide for better stability. I had such a blast on these. We skated for an hour and a half, over a kilometer, with plenty of rest stops along the way. My husband jogged alongside us or ran off taking pictures.