Monday, 28 November 2016

Every Inchie Monday: question

Hello folks - thanks for dropping by,

I'm not even going to bother finding the exact passage where the word question comes up because the question in The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is so famous:  What is Life, the Universe and Everything?

Now you must give me a little bit of slack here for doing the obvious.  I thought I was being so clever because I made these inchies before I realized all the words were from The Hitchhiker's Guide:

And here is my quilled question:

 I think I will start working on the animals soon but I don't think I'm going to quill them this time.  I've gotten away from quilling and am into crocheting amigurumi right now.  And I can't imagine trying to quill one inch animals.

Have a good week.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Every Inchie Monday: "Lighting"

Hello Folks,

Well once again I can't find my Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (time to do some cleaning).  However, I probably would not have found the correct word because I misread the prompt for this week as "lightning" not "lighting" - lol.  So rather than re-do my inchies, I decided that lightning lights up the sky so would do for "lighting".  Here goes:

My first lighting is lightning hitting the CN tower in Toronto.  According to Google. "The 553.33-metre [1815 feet] freestanding structure gets hit on average 75 times a year."  So much for "Lightning never strikes twice in the same place".

And here is my quilled "Lighting":

So that's enough uses of the word light, and quotation marks.  Have an illuminated week.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Every Inchie Monday: wormhole

Hello Folks

I wonder if wormholes exist?  Sometimes the lines between science fiction and science get a little blurry.  If they do, they probably aren't interstellar travel hubs like most SF seems to think!

Chapter 19 of HHGG opens with the statement that "careless talk costs the very moment that Arthur said 'I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle,' a freak wormhole opened up in the fabric of the space-time continuum and carried his words far far back in time across almost infinite reaches of space to a distant Galaxy" where a war is about to start.  Arthur's words pop up across a negotiating table but it seems in their language it is 
"the most dreadful insult imaginable" and a centuries long interstellar battle begins.  The ships travel for years "and finally dived screaming on to the first planet they came across -- which happened to be the earth -- where due to a terrible miscalculation of scale the entire battle fleet was accidentally swallowed by a small dog."

That was not easy to condense!  but it's one of my favourite images in the book.

Thinking literally, here is a worm in a hole.  It probably should be a red hole so as to be in an apple, but somehow it ended up blue.

My quilled inchie reflects how I think of SF wormholes with a big opening tapering to a small end part:

Guess the moral of Adams story is to be careful what you say, even if it seems completely innocent.

Have a good week.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Every Inchie Monday: Cloud

Well folks, I think this week I have to admit defeat.  I can't find cloud in the part of the part of the book we are at.  Maybe I missed it or maybe it's earlier in the book, but there comes a point where the search is no longer fun, so I stopped looking.

[edit - see Jenny J's comment below - she found it]

Here are my inchies.  The first is simply happy little clouds floating across a blue sky:

I included some rain with the quilled inchie because clouds are not always simple benign happy things:

I'm a bit disappointed that I couldn't find cloud, but nevermind.  Have a happy week.