Monday, March 30, 2009

Art deco dog and Eeyore

At right are two recent projects completed by Gayle Trent. The "red one" is an art deco chihuahua, and the other is Eeyore of Winnie the Pooh. The Eeyore cross-stitch pic includes the caption, "Thanks for noticing" and has been placed inside a card.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Today's news from The News Guard

First, the good news: A new children's store in Depoe Bay is leaving local children "spoiled silly." And that's a good thing.

Now, the bad news: Oregon brewery owners are upset about a proposed 1,900 percent tax increase on Oregon beer. This is really bad news for craft brewers. There are more craft brewers in Oregon than in any other state, per capita. (This, of course, includes Tallulah Falls' own Todd Crowell of The Brew Crew.) Let's hope legislators can come up with a plan that will be less...well, craft breweries.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Siddharth Dalal discusses his website Internet Book Database ( #vabook
Young adult fiction author Martin Bartloff discusses his upcoming release. #vabook
Karen Syed speaks about writing and what Echelon Press is seeking from authors. #vabook

Monday, March 16, 2009

Take a look at this gorgeous, life-sized Barbie cake!

Friday, March 13, 2009 Cool! Thanks, VHCC. :-)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Have you ever found any DVD "Easter Eggs"?

According to Inverne's Stage & Screen Trivia by James Inverne, the following "easter eggs" are available on these DVDs:

Moulin Rouge - contains a hidden joke reel. To access: On disc 2's main menu, select "more." At the next screen, highlight "back" and press the "down" arrow. A fairy will be highlighted. Press enter.

Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - contains a hidden interview with Keith Richards talking about how Johnny Depp based his characterization on him. To access, go to disc 2's main menu, select the "Moonlight Serenade" scene progression. Then highlight the "Main Menu" option and press the "down" arrow twice. One of the skeleton's teeth will be highlighted. Press enter.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition) - contains Gollum's speech at the MTV Movie Awards. To access from disc 1, choose "Select A Scene" from the main menu. Go to the last page. Highlight "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit" and press the "down" arrow. The ring appears. Press enter.

If you have success with any of these, let me know!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I just signed up for and am testing it out to see how it works.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March kicks off Oregon flower season

Here is a list of some of Oregon's garden and flower festivals. Wouldn't those tulips be lovely done in crewelwork on a pillow?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What's happening in Oregon this month?

According to Travel Oregon, "This month, we’ve got the skinny on migrating whales and exotic birds, nature hikes that are close to the city and step-by-step instructions on Morel Mushroom and Asparagus Soup." Check out their blog at

In part one of a two-part series, The News Guard discusses a Lincoln City, Oregon, doctor's medical mission to Ethiopia.