Thursday, April 17, 2014

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RocketSquids’ Best Hobbies Ever

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 09:29 AM PDT

Here are some stand-out lenses from one of last week’s RocketSquid challenges.

Collecting Words: A Dictionary Lover's Passion

1. Collecting Words: A Dictionary Lover’s Passion

Perhaps one of the best gifts I was ever given is one that many folks take for granted. I’ll give you a hint: It’s a book. A huge, fat book, and one that almost nobody (and that includes myself) ever reads all the way through, and usually not fro…

How to be a Tombstone Tourist

2. How to be a Tombstone Tourist

Have you ever gone by a cemetery, or a particular stone and wondered who that person was? What were the like in life? What made their family choose that particular design to commemorate their loved one? Well then, my friend, you may just be a taphophile to…

Why I Like Getting Muddy

3. Why I Like Getting Muddy

About fifteen years ago, I went to a local arts festival which was held in tandem with a winery event. There was a huge turnout and lots of things to see and do. Once I entered the potters’ area, however, nothing else held my interest. How does a lump…

Backpack and hiking boots, trekking are we going?

4. Backpack and hiking boots, trekking are we going?

Trekking is an activity that can bring you many things and that I love and need. Every weekend, if I can, look for a next place to go hiking and get out of town and disconnect entirely the routine of week. Moreover, this activity allows me to do two of the…

Photography As A Hobby

5. Photography As A Hobby

When thinking of hobbies most think of knitting, jewelry making, pottery and all crafting mediums. I have so many hobbies to pick just one is difficult. It took me a few days to see which of my hobbies fills my creative soul and since writing was not an op…

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An interview with mystery author Alan Bradley, creator of the Flavia de Luce series

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 05:37 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 8.36.52 AMAlan Bradley's Flavia de Luce mysteries revolve around an 11-year-old girl English girl with a predilection for poisons and a talent for solving murders in the early 1950s. She's an utterly delightful character, and The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches is the sixth book to feature Flavia, her family (of the nobility, but cash-poor) and the people of the nearby and fully fictional town of Bishop's Lacey. The award-winning series has also been optioned for television by director Sam Mendes ("American Beauty.")

SheilaSchnauzies is the “Creative Crocheter” Contributor on Squidoo

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 05:25 AM PDT

sheilaToday we’re pleased to introduce you to SheilaSchnauzies. She’s our "Creative Crocheter" Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
Crochet, the art of turning thread or yarn into beautiful designs just using a crochet hook, is my niche topic. Crocheting has been around for many hundreds of years and the art is usually passed down to younger generations by older or experienced crocheters. There is virtually nothing that cannot be created with crochet! There are infinite designs to be made along with the many thousands of published designs already out in the world.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
Oh, it was probably instant! As a young girl I would sit and watch my mom and my grandma crocheting beautiful, intricate thread doilies. The first time I ever looked through one of their pattern books, I remember being totally fascinated and thinking, “I want to do THAT!”

Who had the most influence in your life?
In terms of Crochet, it had to be my mother, followed closely by favorite designers Elizabeth Hiddleson, Alice Brooks, Laura Wheeler and Josie Rabier.

You can also find sheilaschnauzies at the following places online:

Sheila’s Sparkles
SheilaSchnauzies Crochet on Pinterest
SheilaSchnauzies, Crochet Designer & Dog Rescuer

SheilaSchnauzies invites you to stop by and share a review at her Help Me Rate These Favorite Yarns For Crocheting!

Lens of the Day: Do-It-Yourself: Plastic Molding

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 04:43 AM PDT

Editing Bug – Update: Fixed

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 10:29 AM PDT

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Gremlins abound…

Some of you may be experiencing editing problems. We’ve got several known issues that include not being able to sort modules and content disappearing during editing.

We’re working super hard to get everything resolved so please do hang in there. We’re sorry about any inconvenience this is causing.

Update – This bug is now fixed. However, if you have a lens that you’ve been working on and it is missing content, please contact us for review. Thanks!

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