Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crafty Sewer + Space Geek= Super Cool Nerd!

I remember 
as a child 
my father waking me up in the middle of the night
and taking us outside
to look at fabulous things in the sky.

At times
we would just sleep out there
{perhaps it was easier than dragging us out of bed}

Dad would show us
craters in the moon
or stars millions of miles away
in his home made telescope

It took me a long time before I realized that 
dragging your children out of bed in
the middle of the night wasn't
a normal suburbia occurrence.

Along with that realization was the
epiphany that our family is made up of nerds.
Serious nerds, every one.

So now you know my secret,
I am a genetic nerd.
And I love to sew.
Which is why I am now in love with

She just won first prize in the 
Hubble Pop Culture Contest.
Yes, she mixed cross stitch with Hubble.
Nerd heaven.
Her cross stitch has a wonderful story behind it,

And check this out:
I think I'm in love.

People have even sent her space jewelry.
Check out her Space Shuttle bracelet.
My sister Laura works at Boeing.
Perhaps I could make her one
with a picture of a B-52

or a Hornet

oh a B-24 would be perfect!
(I know, not Boeing
but it's vintage and our Grandfather  helped design it)

What do you think, Laura?

Of course,
Rachel over at Average Jane also made 
these fantastic bags
Laura,  I can so picture you using one of these.

Rachel is my new favorite nerd-inspiration.

Are you a nerd, too?