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A breath of sunny, fresh air. 

Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and even though this sunny canoe picture is from last August, I wanted to look at it again. It has been sunny and in the 50s the last few days. "Practically perfect!",  as Mary Poppins would say. I haven't done a list of links in ages. I miss doing these consistently, because I'm always reading and wanting to share things I'm learning about online. Facebook is only half-good for shares, because too much sharing gets you facebook fatigue. Believe me, I have it. And anyway, a sunny water + evergreen picture is much better than a silly victorian postcard meme, right?

*The TED talks 2014 winner, Charmian Gooch, co-founder of organization Global Witness, gives a compelling talk about what corruption looks like on a global scale. Fascinating. Sidenote: I had to look at her name four times to spell it correctly.

*Weaving is coming back, ya'll. Potholder looms, bulky 70's door 'curtains', and the like, and I have had this beautiful kid DIY woven wall hanging link up on my browser for at least three weeks. All you need is some yarn and a cereal box.

*This quilt and wall color are the perfect pink.

*I loved finding a great interview with the woman who helped her daughter create unique paper dresses on one of my favorite education blogs.

*This On Being interview with artist Ann Hamilton was one of the best in awhile. Ann's work is stunning and you should check it out here.

*My sister-in-law is quickly becoming a master woodworker. She has an adorable little etsy shop that she changes seasonally. Look at this awesome handmade pegboard. I want one!

*You guys, Skillshare.

*We're in the middle of planning a few trips this summer. A canoe/camping trip and another down to Oregon. Here's a great map that shows all the national parks along the way. Stefan wants to go ride the dunes. I am so up for that.

*We're watching our way through all the Academy and Oscar winners and recently loved RUSH, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Place Beyond the Pines, and Captain Phillips. I don't even know if I could choose a favorite. No wonder they all won. Three out of those four are true stories.

*My favorite show, Call the Midwife, stars in 18 days!

*Nickel Creek, with a mandolin player and music-makers, took a too-long hiatus and will be back with their newest cd in April. SQUEEE!

*This woman's inside-out coat is amazing. She is one of the most talented knitters I've ever come across.

Comments

Kaitlyn said…
Love your links. I have a friend who's sister lives in Coos Bay. Explore on my friend, it's gorgeous there in the Pacific Northwest. Still being very jealous. I made a quilt for Julia with those same colors as Soule Mama. Can't wait to give it to her. Why aren't you on instagram? Seriously. Oh, and Nickel Creek! I saw them in Lincoln when they were here back in the day, hands down one of my favorites.
affectioknit said…
What pretty weather...here...not so much...oh well...it will be spring here soon too...

~Have a lovely day!

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