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Welcome to Sew Rational!

September 30, 2011

Hello blogosphere! Welcome to Sew Rational (aka SQ)! This blog is the brain child of two twenty-something high school teachers who wanted a place to document their crafting escapades. One of us (Miss Pascal) teaches math, the other (Krypton) teaches chemistry (couldn’t you tell by the logo?). Both of these disciplines are detail-oriented and analytical. To balance out all that math/science, we both like to craft and do artistic things in our free time, particularly during summer vacation! This past summer was a particularly crafty and successful one. We tackled multiple projects both independently and together.  When the school year starts, though, it is all too easy to put crafting on the back burner.  So we decided to start a blog! Our goals for this website are:

  1. To document all of the projects we have completed, are working on or want to complete.
  2. To keep us motivated – there is nothing like knowing that you need to post a picture/description of a completed project to keep the progress going!
  3. To improve our skills in various types of crafts by pushing ourselves to complete various projects (“crafting challenges,” if you will.)
  4. To share our love of crafting with others.
  5. To be silly, have fun and keep crafting creative!

To get our blog started we are going to write posts about our crafting “histories” if you will –projects we have worked on in the past and which types of crafts are our areas of expertise (using the term “expert” very loosely).  Then we will start documenting our current projects and work from there!  For now, here is a picture of us modeling our most recent collaborative project.

Flash back to the Saturday before Labor Day–after reading on the beach for a few hours (it was bye-bye summer, hello school in three days), we took a trip to JoAnns.  What was originally going to be a “quick browsing trip” lead to a few hours looking at and picking out patterns and deliberating over fabric choices.  Jazzed about our finds, we decided at about 5 PM to start on the dresses.  And have them done for the first day of school.  After a Chipotle dinner fuel-up, we worked together that night till about 11.  With a few more hours of work the next day, we had finished Krypton’s dress! Miss Pascal is the sewing expert (as you will read more about soon) so she was basically tutoring Krypton in how to read a pattern and then make the actual dress.  Only Krypton finished her dress for the first day, but Miss Pascal’s was finished soon after. We are thrilled to model our beautiful dresses and show off our handy work!

Do you like our faces? We are showing our math & chemistry love by selecting some famous and important mathematicians or chemists as our stand-ins!  NERD ALERT: On the left, you see Ernest Rutherford, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for studying radioactive elements. His famous gold foil experiment demonstrated that atoms have a nucleus (a SUPER revolutionary discovery!) On the right, is Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician famous for his triangle demonstrating mathematical properties of addition. And oh yeah, Pascal was sort of a chemist too – he studied fluids and pressure. He even has a unit of pressure named after him!

~Love and Stitches,


PS – Why the anonymity?  (a) it’s entertaining and (b) as teachers, we have heard a great deal about how our online choices can affect our work.  You won’t hear us discussing our jobs much, though we may let a little gossip slip sometimes–did you see Miss Pascal embroidering during the latest faculty meeting?  Tsk tsk…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2011 2:04 pm

    I love this. A perfect mixture of craftiness mixed with nerdiness!

  2. Faye Prendergast permalink
    October 1, 2011 10:28 pm

    Great picture, ladies!! I’ll be following your crafty exploits with interest….keep the posts coming. Your friend on the Hill, Marion the Librarian.

  3. October 3, 2011 7:44 pm

    cute blog 🙂

    • October 6, 2011 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much! Yours is great as well–we’re all about taking charge and making to-do lists!


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