We recently had a family "kite-off." We were to each make a kite, which would then be judged for design, cost, height and stability of flight. I decided I wanted to make a frameless kite since it would only require sewing. Unfortunately the day of the kite-off turned out to be balmy and completely windless, and my kite needs much more than a gentle breeze. I didn't win, but hey, my kite was the prettiest! Plus, it forced me to finally open up my brand new sewing machine and now I can't put it away. I did finally get to see it in all its blue and yellow glory one afternoon when we took a trip up to Half Moon Bay.
December 11, 2007