Friday, October 26, 2007
Friday Night 2.0
Quilting on Crossed Kayaks is done. There isn't much original and challenging about a simple meander pattern, but it gets the job done and relatively quickly too.
I love my square-tiled kitchen floor--just perfect for blocking quilts.
The binding is made and ready to go too. This quilt was always intended to be a stash buster and I'm doing my best--the binding is from fabric at least 12 years old, from back in my days at The Quilt Shop Which Shall Not Be Mentioned. It still had the yardage slip pinned to the edge.
Binding will be sewn on tomorrow and then onto final handwork. Progress!
This has been a techno week for me. On Tuesday, the library sent me to a presentation by Stephen Abram, VP for Innovation (love that title) of our library automation software company. Of course an interesting concept would be actually innovating the software into a bit more user-friendly and agile format, but that's WAAAAAY another topic. The topic of his presentation was Attracting and Engaging the Millennial Customer.
That means people born from 1977 to 1994. Supposedly their brains are wired differently, having been raised on MTV and all.
Stephen Abram himself operated a bit like MTV, throwing so many ideas and concepts at us about going to meet these Millennials where they live. The upshot of all this is that I've spent the last couple days playing with facebook--setting up an account for me, a library group, joining other groups, and writing on people's walls. Very fun!
Is much library work getting done here? Not sure, but Lucy has her own app on my facebook sidebar, and I can do some virtual petting with her. Anyone else on facebook? If so, stop by and say hi--I'm under my actual name.
In the same vein, I spent some time tonight adding most of the rest of my quilting and needlework books to LibraryThing. Selections from that display on the right sidebar here, and apparently I can bring those into facebook too. Must explore that tomorrow.
They call all this Library 2.0. Heady stuff: those Millennials will have to run to keep up with me. LOL