Archive for March, 2009

Pants Apron, 1972–BUT WHY?

March 19, 2009

Pants Apron, 1972, originally uploaded by Woof Nanny.

Been poking around vintage patterns on Flickr, always entertaining (for me). This puzzler looks like twice the work for half the apron… with all that extra, useless coverage on the shins.

Yes, it says “detachable potholders.”

Recent projects, March

March 15, 2009

Recent projects, March, originally uploaded by pennylrichardsca.

Another month, another set of projects completed. Same stuff as last month–purses altered, crochet, baking. Colorful too!

I’ve been translated

March 10, 2009

Probably in the wake of the Cerrie Burnell furor, someone found my old DS,TU post on talking to preschoolers about disability, and translated it into Spanish–cool!

Smithsonian uploads to Flickr Commons this week

March 9, 2009

Mary Blade, standing at blackboard, originally uploaded by Smithsonian Institution.

In observance of Women’s History month, a lot of institutions participating in the Flickr Commons project are uploading archival photos of women. So I’m having a fine time. But the Smithsonian’s uploads this week are women scientists from the 1940s and before–like Mary Blade, above, an engineering professor at Cooper Union. Like Annie Jump Cannon.  Like Mary Agnes Chase.   Great stuff, check it out.