I've "discovered" a new site on the internet that is both handy and fun. The site is called Pinterest, and it's quickly gaining popularity. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and save all of the recipes, tutorials, photos, and other fabulous things that you find on the internets. So, for example, I am about to embark on my first quilt, and I have only a clue as to how to go about starting. So if I do a search for "quilting tutorials" on the web at midnight, I get a lot of hits back that look interesting. But it's midnight and I don't want to read them all right now. So I can pin them to a board that I've named "Quilting" on Pinterest. This is my board and I can organize it, name it, and use it however I like. But here's the other cool thing: other people can see my boards, and I can see theirs. So I can also do a search on Pinterest for Quilting Tutorials and see what comes up there. Trust me, there is A LOT of cool stuff on Pinterest, and I've had to limit my time there (because I could easily spend all day looking at other peoples collections). I personally have 35 different boards, and I love it that I can come back to them, click on the photo, and it brings me right back to the original location where I found it. Recently, I found a crochet tutorial for making bowls. I printed out the pattern and promptly made four nesting bowls; aren't they pretty?
Now I know that the internet is vast, and our time and attention are limited. Pinterest isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love it so much that I thought I'd better share, just in case it is yours. You can follow my boards on Pinterest, if you decide to sign up; see you in the ether!