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Inside Molly’s Head, May 2018

May 2, 2018
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And now for some random links accumulated over the past few months, but first, a cat:

  • Laundry hacks
  • Knitting at the Olympics
  • Next time a politician sends their “thoughts and prayers” to victims of preventable tragedies, maybe send them some back instead of campaign donations.
  • My dad’s family is all Irish, so when I was little we’d spend St. Patrick’s day watching old movies from the 40s about leprechauns and Irish folk tales. We’d leave a beer on the back porch that night and find that it had been drank by morning (sort of like leaving cookies for Santa). We’re also Jewish, so it’s really interesting that people are using holidays from cultures other than their own to learn more about them (most people don’t do this, but its nice that some people are). And honestly, gentle Passover sounds so much better than a full Seder.
  • I’m sure you’ve all seen this by now, but it’s just so perfect. I hope they sell prints of the Obama portraits soon because they’re such good paintings.
  • Does reading make you smarter?
  • Why superheros don’t wear ponytails
  • Somehow we’ve lost the ability to bend over properly in western culture (I wish the article went into why, but it’s probably because of desk jobs).
  • Queen Elizabeth went to fashion week
  • Mary Fons talks about the AIDS Quilt, part I and part II. And, while not new, political/protest quilts seem to be having a resurgence.
  • Some really good thoughts on cultural appropriation and inclusion in the quilting/crafting world. I cringe every time someone describes fabric or fashion as “tribal” generically.
  • Jeans vs. Leggings
  • How to use less plastic. I’ve starting making a few of these changes, but plastic wrapping is on everything! I keep telling myself baby steps are better than nothing.
  • I love subversive cross stitch and embroidery sticking it to the man

~Molly

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bia permalink
    May 2, 2018 12:57 pm

    I love these! They take time to go to them all, but SO Interesting!

  2. May 2, 2018 2:34 pm

    Bravo to the Thoughts and Prayers check writer!

    I believe reading definitely makes you smarter!

    Cultural appropriation is such a fine line. I think I am most bothered when things are praised when one group does/wears it but is seen as distasteful when the culture it originates from does/wears it.

    Down with leggings! :-p Though I’m not a huge denim wearer either…

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