Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Daybook entry #10

On my mind ... Headache, headache, go away ... I really have too much to do today.

In my hoop ...
 some monogram action!
In my garden ... hardy arctotis waiting patiently for their springtime friends to pop their heads up and blossom.
I am inspired by ... Sam Stosur's win in the US Open. Inspired not only by her powerful forehand, but also by her poise, grace and understated manner. 
I am miffed ... by my apparent inability to stitch a straight line today. I am blaming it on a useless 1/4" marking on my walking foot! More reverse sewing for me.
I am reading ... 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks', on Lily's excellent recommendation. It is a warm but poignant account of Henrietta, who died of cancer in the 1950s. Cells were taken from her cancer tumour without her knowledge or permission, a common occurrence at the time. These cells have since been cultured to create an immortal cell line for medical research. These so-called HeLa cells have generated billions of dollars for the medical industry; they have helped uncover secrets of cancers, viruses, fertilisation, cloning, and gene mapping and yet compensation or acknowledgement for her surviving family were minimal. A thought provoking true story of medical ethics versus scientific progress and at what human cost?
In contrast, I am listening to ... four-hand boogie wooogie on Youtube - part of a music assignment for my littlest bloss. Cool!


Making me laugh today ...
... my Sweetness walked past and asked, "Who gets to pick the two"?!!

12 comments:

  1. You have a lot going on there Bloom -

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  2. Great post! I can really relate to "Today's Modern Woman" ! Tick to 'works full time' , pretty sure I know which other one my hubby would pick!

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  3. Love that last one, need it on a magnet for my fridge! And don't worry about the wonky lines, just say your quilting is 'organic' and all will be well. Hope your headache went and you got your 'too much' finished!

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  4. Great post! Funny and inspiring, we're movimg towards autumn and our gardens don't look so beautiful any more.

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  5. I love your monogramed piece.

    The book looks like a great read. Thank you for showing it.

    I hope your headache is gone.

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  6. Hope today has been better and the headache has gone....so nice in the garden this week too. Take care. Happy stitching (hope you can fit some in!)

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  7. I first heard about Henrietta Lacks on "The Conversation Hour" ABC radio with Richard Fiedler(sp) - I think he interviewed the author. The conversation should be available for download if you're interested - I found it fascinating.

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  8. Great video and love the modern woman list...so true so true!

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  9. Ooo I do love your monogram... can't wait to see what you are making it in to ??? Something beautiful as always :)

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  10. That piano clip is fantastic.
    Hope your headache went quickly.

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  11. That piano clip is fantastic.
    Hope your headache went quickly.

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  12. An interesting post today..not to say others aren't..the list made me smile too. Have a lovely weekend!

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