Monthly Archives: April 2012

buttons

These are some vintage buttons that my mom was using for a craft project. She’s owned them since they were not vintage (i.e. new). Do you know how to sew on a button? Do you have many clothes with buttons, or do you have few clothes with buttons? “I buttoned _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation […]

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rotting food

I hate it when food rots before I can eat it. It feels like such a waste. But when you think about it, probably more food rots than is eaten, sometimes. How badly does something have to be spoiled before you won’t eat it? Have you ever eaten something that you later regretted? “I threw […]

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vinca minor

Vinca minor is one of my favorite ground covers, because it blossoms early in the spring, and lasts pretty much all summer. If you have a grass lawn and needed to replace it, what would you replace it with? What would you use as a ground cover beneath shade trees? “I planted _________” ~ Next […]

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dirty dishes

When I was growing up, there were always arguments about dirty dishes. Who should wash them? Who should clean up the sink? Who should unload the dishwasher (once we finally got a dishwasher)? Do you have arguments about dirty dishes? Who is the default kitchen cleaner-upper? “I filled _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share […]

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tree flowers

One of my favorite signs of spring is the greening of the trees. But if you look closely, the first green is usually not leaves – it’s flowers. Do you have a favorite tree flower? (Some of them, like magnolia blossoms, look beautiful. Others, like linden flowers, smell really nice.) What would a world be […]

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fish

This is a picture of a fish. I think it’s a trout (but I’m really bad at fish, so I may be wrong). It’s part of a mural. I like him because he’s beautiful. But I wouldn’t like to touch him. Or eat him. Do you fish? What’s your greatest “fish story”? “I reeled _________” […]

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quilts

I love quilts. I love the way they look, I love the idea behind them (recycling used fabric pieces), I love that they’re beautiful and functional… Do you own a quilt? Do you know the person who made it? What’s the least comforting thing you can imagine doing with a quilt? “I wrapped _________” ~ […]

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naps

I love naps. I nap on my bed on weekend afternoons, and the cats usually join me. Are you a napper? What’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you during a nap? “I dreamt _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?

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red onions

I use a lot of onions in my cooking. My favorites are sweet onions, because they’re… well, sweet. I also like red onions, because they’re… well, red. And colourful is good. Do you ever eat onions? If you were a plant hybridizer, what colour would you try to make onions? “I cut open _________” ~ […]

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recycled plastic

This bag used to be a plastic bottle. What would you make with recycled plastic? Do you have any unique ways of recycling? “I made _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?

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