Making a Dinosaur in Space

What did you make last Sunday? Anything from scraps laying around, oh say, your space station? No? Me either but Karen Nyberg has been making a dinosaur in Space. Yep, a green one.

knybergShe made this cutie for her son and posted it to Pinterest. What’s that, you have yet to post a pic to Twitter of a toy you made in space? That’s funny, me either! Maybe we are slackers or maybe because we are not astronauts, quilters and crafters. Karen brought some supplies with her on her stay on the international space station but promised to use materials at hand as well.

Here’s her tweet of September 26.

The link is to a pinterest picture on her account.  Pretty darn cool, no?  Yes!

Want to read what she says about it?  Good, cause I’ve copied it for you.

Made in space!! I made this dinosaur for my son last Sunday, September 22. It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers found here on the International Space Station. It is lightly stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt. KN from space.

Karen Nyberg’s son is 3 and is being cared for by her husband, Doug Hurley, who is also an astronaut. Karen Nyberg has been in space since May 29th and right now is scheduled to  return on November 11th, Veterans’ Day of 2013. Kind of fitting and I can only imagine that the reunion of Mom and son will be pretty darn terrific, dinosaur not withstanding.

She tweets regularly and has posted a picture of herself wearing a headband she made. 2f1db923d691b60567a579fe8c28b5a3 I think it would be a relief to wear the headband and not have your hair floating all over above you. And that it’s handmade? Out of this world cool!

She is one talented woman who is an astronaut plus manages to sew and quilt in space. She makes me proud to be her same gender and share her interests in sewing and crafts. I am also a bit glad that I get to sew in my somewhat bigger sewing room.

Seeing a competent woman who also makes quilts and crafts? That makes me happy.

Sew happy!

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