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Cracks of boredom

"Cracks of boredom" Continued...

Issue: "Clutching two, dropping four," April 23, 2011

Three cool websites

• Those fleeing Zynga might try this cross-stitch writing tool, a handy way to convert any text to a cross-stitch pattern. It offers six different font styles: stitchpoint.com/eng/tool/alph/cross-stitch-writing-tool.php.

• Fans of origami can make their creations more curvy by using heavier paper and a wet-folding technique. According To Gilad's Origami page, "The best models for wet-folding are the simplest." That's good news for those of us who are all thumbs. Instructions and pictures are available at giladorigami.com/Articles_Wetfolding.html.

• Hymn lovers will enjoy exploring Hymnopedia (hymnopedia.com). It calls itself "a semi-­definitive wiki of Christian hymns" and offers biographies, information about hymns, and some entries that include music so you can listen to the tunes. Hymnopedia lists more than 700 hymns, but since it is a wiki, users can become contributors and help build the site.

Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.

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