dtw to phx

June 20, 2013

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colorado

June 15, 2013

the clockwork is still in colorado (i think)
and sally of rivendale farms (and of the comments)
has been showing it a marvelous time in the centennial state.

it attended the estes park wool market with sally and her pal jill

where it may have broken a rule or two.
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(jill seems like my kind of people)

sally and jill found this yarn-bombed tree in lyons, co.
they stopped to “let the clockwork have a visit with its cousins”
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sally, i can pretty much guarantee that there’s no relation between my clockwork and what looks like that tree’s thneed.

then, it was off to see jan of cat crap hill (also of the comments)
where it became acquainted with chickens
and jan’s broadway tendencies.
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1. the chicken!
2. how fabulous is her name?
3. at first i thought that alpaca was jan’s ponytail.

sally’s husband jim got into the act.
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the chickens like him, apparently.

the clockwork was apparently “over served”,
which is, i hear, a common occurrence on cat crap hill.
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and sally found it passed out the next day amongst its shame.

and finally, it met my namesake!
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steven ambrose jr. looks far better in it than i ever did.

thanks sally.
you did colorado proud!
what’s next, i wonder?

*photo and copy credit go to sally ball, without whom this post would not be possible.

so i got this email

June 6, 2013

that i figured i’d share:

Hi Steven,

Hope all is well!

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is in the midst of our spring fundraising/advocacy campaign. PATF is gathering advocates who can donate $30 or more in order to have their name put on a fabric square which will be sewn together to create the PATF patchwork. This patchwork will be publically displayed on World AIDS day to commemorate those we’ve lost and celebrate those we can help save by preventing the spread of the disease.

I’m hoping you can help us by reaching out to contacts in your network that may be able to help us sew the squares together. I’ve included more information about this effort below.

If you have any ideas about how we can grow this patchwork or would like to be involved in some way, please give me a call or shoot me an email.

Jen

now, i’m a pretty shitty sewer
and i’m not in pittsburgh anymore
so any of you pittsburgh bitches who are good at quilting
and would like to help the pittsburgh aids task force sew up their squares, shoot an email to jen JFicarriATpatfDOTorg.

as for the rest of us,
i think we should donate, no?
i’m pretty fucking broke right now,
but i’ll eat some rice for a few days
and make a donation.

want the details? of course you do. because you’re a good person.
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Join Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force in sewing our community together to show that we are still here and still fighting HIV. Be an advocate for our mission of supporting and empowering all individuals living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infection.

Support PATF by sponsoring a fabric square printed with your name, the names of loved ones, or HIV/AIDS statistics. Names from all across the community will be stitched together to form the PATF Patchwork to debut on World AIDS Day, December 2013.

The PATF Patchwork will be publically displayed as a symbol of our community united in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Choose the sponsorship level that works for you
$30 one name (first and last)
$50 two names
$125 “In memory of” or “In honor of” an individual
$250 sponsors four squares of HIV/AIDS statistics 
and includes your name

click here to donate!

do please leave a comment if you make a donation so i know!
i’m not saying you’re a bad person if you don’t donate but . . . .

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more to come!

it’s raining

May 22, 2013

i’m depressed.
i’ve started something new.
DPP_1494it doesn’t suck.

you’ve got mail

May 20, 2013

today,
or perhaps more accurately,
tomorrow morning,
the u.s. postal service,
whom i adore,
will do its thing
and send the clockwork
back out on the open road.
photoor, i guess, into the big blue sky.

whatever.

you know what i mean.

after more than two years,
and i’m a long way from achieving my goal.
but i’ve got a good feeling about this leg of the journey.
here’s hoping we see a lot of the clockwork over the summer!

if you want to help,
and haven’t been added to the list,
just go ahead and leave a comment.

thanks, bitches!

clockwork revient

May 14, 2013

those of you who have stuck with me over the years may recall
that i made a clockwork, didn’t like it (on me)
and sent it on an adventure

that was over two year ago.

i cast it to the wind,
entrusting it to the kindness of knitters
to help it see all fifty u.s. states (and then some).

at some point,
its travels stalled out.
and i lost track of it,

after making appropriate sacrifices to the internets gods
DPP_1491and it has returned to me!

absence has certainly made the hear throw fonder
as i am now completely smitten with my little clockwork.

however,
i’d still like it to finish its journey.
so i think i’m going to send it back out into the world.
except this time, i’m going to play a bigger role in its travels.

but i need your help to do it!
so if you’d like to host the clockwork
and help me finish this project before, say 2015,
then read on!

the clockwork adventure 2.0
to be an effective clockwork host you must

1. be willing to show it a good time in your home state/province/country. nothing fancy, just take it out of it’s ziplock and into the world.

2. take a photo of the clockwork having fun and send it to me. like i said, it doesn’t have to be fancy. a photo in your shrubbery will do as well as a famous tourist sight.

3. be willing send it on to someone else. the clockwork relies on the kindness of strangers to get about.

the main goal of this adventure is for the clockwork to see all fifty states. a secondary goal is visiting all the canadian provinces. all international trips are just amazing bonuses! if you’d like to volunteer, just leave me a comment. but check out the clockwork’s page to see where it’s been and where it still needs to go, first.

help a knitter out?
*retweets and facebooking this post would be much appreciated!

happy mother’s day

May 12, 2013

to the person who’s known me longer than anyone elseGlendalough
and yet somehow still talks to me.

happy mother’s day, mom!

love,

steven & mo

1cogq

#finalsweek

omelette

May 2, 2013

in keeping with things related to dogs that make me happy . . .

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