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Binders

Just a random question as I'm organizing my patterns and yarn stash. Do you have any old STR binders? Mine is overflowing and the OCD in me would love to keep my STR notes and patterns in matching binders. I've got issues, I know!

Thanks!

RSC year 11

Looking forward to the new year and seeing what RSC has in store for all of us.
I get to hear Tina talk at my Quilt Guild tonight! It was a pleasant surprise when I saw she was the guest speaker tonight. Hope the roads are kind and we both can make it down the hill tonight!
Donna in the frozen area of Oregon

How I got into STR

My STR story starts at a quilt shop In St Helens, OR. The quilt shop owner Sue Widmer introduced me to a friend of hers Tina Newton. This happened a few years before BMFA. Tina had two young girls in tow at the time. Future BMFA models. Fast forward to about a year before STR, our mutual friend Sue announces that Tina has started a company called Blue Moon Fiber Arts and it has hand dyed yarn for knitting. I had just taken a sock knitting class with Sue and was happy to hear that there was a source close to my house.Tina lives not more than 3 miles from me (big sappy grin) . When Tina started STR Sue said that it was already full but Tina was thinking of letting more people in because it was so well received when it started up. I managed to be in the second group that year (we got the same first yarn and pattern) and have enjoyed STR ever since. Thank you Tina and all the ladies at BMFA.

Donna Adams

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Tuesday Trivia #27 - now with winning info

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As ridiculous as pretty much all of those potential answers may seem at first glance, it was actually "C" that was incorrect. A group of turkeys is called a "rafter," although if you've ever experienced a group of turkeys, it really does feel kind of gang-like.

So, Crystal Bell, come on down! You are our winner!!!

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Well, it's almost time for Turkey Day here in the U.S., and it just so happens that my daughter, Hazel, has been studying turkeys at school. She's going to help me out here with a few Turkey Trivia questions. Which of the following are NOT true statements in regards to turkeys?

A. Most turkeys live in North America.

B. You can tell a turkey's mood by looking at its neck and head. It's kind of like a mood ring - a turkey's neck and head will change colors depending on how it's feeling.

C. A group of turkeys is called a gang.

D. A baby turkey is called a poult.

E. Mother turkeys can lay up to 18 eggs.

Answer the trivia question correctly, win an amazing badge AND bragging rights! 

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Tuesday Trivia #26 - now with winning info!

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Sooo... looks like there are lots of places on this planet where sheep outnumber people, and you people have found quite a few. The website I was quoting stated that it was in New Zealand and Australia that sheep outnumber people, BUT it's also true of Iceland, so Tinkingbell and Dove, you are our winners!!! Yay!

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For many of us, wool is the pinnacle of fiber. It's stretchy, it's bouncy, it holds up well, it takes dye in the most delightful way. It's THE fiber we long for. 

And what gives us this amazing wool? SHEEP. Lovely, sweet, adorable sheep. And lambs. We cannot forget about lambs.

Sheep that need to be sheared.

 

And sheep that are half-sheared.

These things are so amazing! So, tell me, dear RSC'ers, in which two countries do these lovely creatures outnumber people?

Answer here, and you could win a badge of Trivia honor! See you next week!

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Tuesday Trivia #25 - now with winning info!

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Yay, TaniaD, for correctly answering that Cumulostratus is NOT a cloud type.

No one got the bonus question - the cloud pictured is a Cumulonimbus.

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Fall is in full effect here in the Pacific Northwest, and that means rain. We can't complain, though, because we've had a decidedly un-PacNW-y Fall. BUT. The rains are here.

Speaking of rain, which of the following is NOT a cloud type:

A. Cirrostratus.

B. Cumulostratus.

C. Stratocumulus.

D. Nimbostratus.

E. Altocumulus.

(and, bonus question: what is the cloud-type pictured. hint: it's not necessarily one of hte cloud-types listed)

First to answer correctly gets a badge of trivia honor! 

which one

I go for #4 too.

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Tuesday Trivia #24 - now with winning info!

Denise D is correct - no such thing as Halloweenophobia. The fear of Halloween is actually called Samhainophobia. Congratulations, Denise!

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We just celebrated Halloween, complete with candy and Trick-or-Treating and costumes, so let's talk spooky trivia today, why don't we? 

Which of the following facts is NOT true:

1. Tootsie Rolls were the first individually-wrapped penny candy offered for sale in the US.

2. Pumpkins come in more than merely orange: they also come in white, blue, and green.

3. The horror film Halloween was made in 21 days.

4. The fear of Halloween is known as Halloweenophobia.

5. Jack 'o Lanterns were once made of turnips, beets, and potatoes instead of pumpkins.

Crimson and Clover

it was A the Byrds

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Tuesday Trivia #9

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Since this is our 10th Anniversary year, we've got anniversaries on the brain here at BlueMoonLand. Did you know that traditionally, the 10th anniversary gift is Tin/Aluminum? Don't tell Tina, but I already got her a really nice package of foil. I splurged and got the 500-square-foot roll. Shhhhh! Don't tell!

 

After making the most amazing Tin Foil Hats, we got to thinking: what other anniversaries are being celebrated this year? We're listing out 5 anniversaries, and it's your job to let us know which of the following is NOT an anniversary being celebrated this year. 

1. the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

2. the 20th anniversary of OJ's acquittal for murder.

3. the 100th anniversary of the birth of Greta Garbo.

4. the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future.

5. the 40th anniversary of the first episode of Good Morning America.

 

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