fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Friday, February 26, 2010


Nic sent me a "Happy ITGAVKF Day" email.

"Internationaler Tag der gut aussehenden und verdammt klugen Frau"

Translated, that means "International Day of Good-Looking and Damned Clever Women". I only know good-looking and damned clever women. Nothing but! Ms. Nic included. About time y'all got a day of your own!

I suggest we come up with some traditions to celebrate this holiday. And, please, no traditions that involve cooking. The other holidays do a good job of claiming cooking as integral to their celebration, so let's think up something better.

I'm thinking more along the lines of:
  • Playing in the sprinklers
  • Building sand castles
  • Lighting sparklers
  • Throwing wildflower seeds along the highway median
  • Floating candles down a stream or river at night
  • Buying the elderly lady on your street some flowers
  • Random acts of pretty chalk art
  • Dancing in the living room to 80s music
Also, I'd like to suggest finding your best friend from high school or college through the magic of the Internet and sending them a hello email.

I found this on YouTube. Nothing but beautiful women here, too.


Debbie said...

Sounds like a fun and beautiful day.

sufi said...

I love, love, LOVE your book! I have already started cutting up my clothes to make beautiful things for my daughters. Your book has left me with one huge question: where on earth did you find all of those gorgeous jersey prints? I live near San Francisco, and even when I brave the big city, I can't find anything like them! Any hints or suggestions?

Fledgling said...

Hello Sufi!

Banberryplace.com and Buntefabrics.com are both excellent sources for beautiful jersey fabrics.

Another source used in the book is Fabrichound.com. One of the jersey prints is a Paulapü/Farbenmix exclusive, which has been sold out.

I also scour second hand shops and Ebay for old things to cut up.

Thank you for your question and have a great day!


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