So here is the account of Saturday 18.3.06 which I spent 6 hours away from c-u in Clear Lake, Indiana. Why did my mum and I go all the way out there? For a letter boxing event on bookbinding. What is letter boxing? Try looking at these two sites...
• We got on the road about a half hour late, I was driving because mum’s not really an early morning person, but after about two hours I NEEDED food, so mum and I switched places. After Sudoku puzzles and sleep I found out that mum was lost, so we ended up being even later than we had so planed.
Stab binding with Acorn
• So by the time we got there we had missed ‘book binding 101’ and were already on to stab binding with Acorn, we were learning the tortes shell stitch. Acorn was so nice and patient, but I had to feel bad watching her run around so much because we were all getting ahead of her, sorry Acorn, the instruction books you made were just do pretty we just couldn’t help reading them. Once I got the first stitch the rest really just fell into place, mum had a bit of trouble with it though, sorry mum.
Button hole stitch with Boot Prints
• After stab binding we moved right onto the button hole stitch with boot prints :). She already had much experience with teaching and it showed. She came with a lot of her personal work, it was quite inspiring. In her lesson she kept us all moving step by step together by holding the instructions from us till the end. This was one of my favourit bindings I made and I used the book I made as a log book for the event.
• At the end some of us decorated our books with beads (me!) while others of us looked at the books boot prints had made and brought along with her (mum).
Lunch & Stamp exchange
• Well there was Veggie food, but it was all raw. All the same I did eat quite well. When we were all done eating we spent time estranging stamps. Since I had forgotten my log book! I had to use one of the books I had made that day.
Altered books with Dog Lovers
• After we were... um... sort of done trading stamps dog lovers started teaching us how to make altered books. Altered book is were you take an old books and do two things to them, one you turn the back of the book into a cubby hole to hide a stamp in, and two you put pretty paper and decorations in the front to make a log book. We all got a pre-prepared book to alter, mine was green, then we blindly chose and envelope which we later learned held our subject (pictures or words to decorate our log book) I got poems. It was quite difficult for us to not read our books, especially mum who got a book titled “The Methuselah Enzyme” and it had to do with everything from weather or not Bloody marys’ were a multivitamin or not to roomers about sex! Mum just couldn’t help reading it out loud.
Coptic stitch with Boot Prints
• Spring Chick was supposed to teach us this one but had to miss the workshop due to a personal loss. Due to this boot prints took over, the only problem was that she did the stitch differently than spring chick, so we all sort of made it up as we went along and had fun (well almost all of us)
The Drive Home
• The sun was setting and we were driving west, but soon we got out of it. After we got on the interstate and mum started to fall asleep I took over driving. I was really nice and we even go to some nice chatting in which we don’t normally do.
• All in all it was a great day.
Did some one do a new layout? if so I like it.
By the way, please give me feed back on my box, It is my first so I my nervs are kinda high.
My mum and I just spent a good part of our day looking for flying Dragon's u of i set and only found one out of the four we looked for (#5). Has any one ells had this much trouble with this set?
Clue’s for Ode to Skating
Intro: The clues following may seem intimidating, they are actually quite easy, may I recommend a few web sights:
BTW read ALL of the clues, for there may be clues in the clues. Have fun!!!
1. For a righty if you are about to do an axle jump, what is your take-off direction and edge?
2. How many revs are in a double axle?
3. In order, what are the ISI basic skating levels?
4. Who competed in the men’s Figure Skating event in the 2006 Olympics who had also studied at the U of I?
5. Who came in 6th in the Women’s figure Skating event in the 2006 Olympics?
• Take the number of letters in each answer (with the exception of #2 which is a number) and alter them as follows:
#1- divide by 2 for the number of words in the answer
#2- is already a number just round up for the difficulty
#3- divided by 3 (the number of sessions it took me to complete all the basic levels)
#4- subtract 7 for his final placing in the 2006 Olympics
#5- add 16 for the age she was when competing at the Olympics in 2006
• Now take all of the numbers and add them together
• Now divide that number by the number of questions asked (5) and round up
• Now go to the north east corner of the Ice Arena in Champaign-Urbana and divide your number by 2, count that number of doors from the corner heading south. Walk up the steps towards that door and look in the bush north of you.
• Now go skating (there are calendars inside that give you open skate times)
Have much fun and don’t break a leg (you need both for skating)
This is RHCVJ from Team redhanded. This community is for people who live in the c-u area or thoughs who like to letter box here. I started this community because I had a great time at a convention we had awhile back, and many of the people were from or letterboxed in the c-u area. I look forward to sharing information with you all and creating and finding more letterboxses in my hometown. Cheers for now RHCVJ from Team red handed.