Floral Pick Machine

floral pick machine
  • any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
  • an efficient person; "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
  • (esp. in manufacturing) Make or operate on with a machine
  • of or relating to the plant life in a particular region; "characteristic alpine floral elements"
  • Decorated with or depicting flowers
  • resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers; "an unusual floral design"
  • relating to or associated with flowers; "floral organs"
  • Of flowers
  • Of flora or floras
  • choice: the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
  • An act or the right of selecting something from among a group of alternatives
  • Someone or something that has been selected
  • select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
  • The person or thing perceived as the best in a particular group
  • picking: the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"
floral pick machine - Native Instruments
Native Instruments MASCHINE 1.6
Native Instruments MASCHINE 1.6
OVERVIEW Maschine combines the flexibility of computer-based music production with the ease of a groove box into one powerful creative tool. Utilizing onboard samples or your own audio files, Machinea?TMs unique combination of hardware and software not only ensures a fast and fun workflow, but lets you easily turn your ideas into professional productions. FEATURES With the Maschine package you get: - intuitive hardware/MIDI controller - built-in effects - browser, sequence, and sampler The hardware unit is both instrument and MIDI controller in one. Sixteen illuminated, velocity-sensitive pads form an interface to intuitively make beats, tweak sounds, create patterns and sequence whole songs with the powerful Maschine software. Two large, high-resolution displays with eight corresponding rotary encoders, buttons, and transport controls also integrate perfectly. Maschine connects to your Mac or PC via USB 2.0 and comes loaded with over 5GB of production-ready sounds and patterns. Everything from fat drum kits to state-of-the-art synthesizer sounds and pristine acoustic instruments have been sampled, sliced and tagged for your convenience. The unit also features studio quality effects ranging from dynamics processors to beat-mashers and even mastering tools, all tweakable in real time via the hardware controller. You get 300 drum kits, 280 multi-sampled instruments, 400 sliced loops, 6,500 one shots, 50 complete projects, and 100 effects. Maschine's pattern-oriented concept frees you from the limits of linear arrangement. Build song "scenes" by layering patterns, and re-arrange the scenes on the fly. It also offers external sampling through your computera?TMs audio interface as well as internal re-sampling, precise editing and slicing, auto-mapping, effects and an ultra-convenient browser a?" all perfectly attuned to the hardware controller. please check the Native Instruments site for more details.

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June Journal Quilt with Border
June Journal Quilt with Border
I'm making a journal quilt each month this year. This one is 9" x 12". A color copy and description of the meaning of each component was sent to two partners on Swap-Bot. Below are the major activities of the month and how they are symbolized in the quilt: My Birthday: I turned 44 years old on June 29th. This is represented by the 4 pieces of purple fabric in the background (4 decades) and 4 flowers (4 years). There are 22 hand-stitched “V”s to represent the grass…or 44 stitches total. Since my birthdate is the 29th, I sewed 29 clear beads onto the purple fabric. My favorite colors are purple and green, so the background fabric is purple, and the grass, stems, and leaves are green. Visit from a Previous Resident of the Home: On Monday, June 21st, an 82 year old gentleman who lived in this farm home came by for an unexpected visit. Room by room, he went through the home recalling wonderful memories of a boy living with his aunt and uncle during the summer. (His parents were both working and when he was out of school during the summer, they didn’t want to leave him alone by himself. So, his aunt and uncle took care of him for many years during the Depression and early- to mid-1930s.) There are 15 wavy lines on the quilt on the purple section. These represent the 15 years we’ve lived in this home. A New Bike: As a child and teenager, I use to ride my bike quite a bit. I’m not sure what happened to that bike, but as an adult I have never had one. The last time I remember riding a bike was when I was in Beijing, China, adopting Sophia. There was a bike rental place near the hotel, and it looked like a fun thing to do. It was…and probably was one of the most comfortable and memorable bike rides I’ve ever had. The wavy lines represent my hair blowing in the wind as we coast down hills while bike riding (the lines also represent the 15 years we lived in the house…as noted above). Father’s Day: Father’s Day was June 20th. My dad has Alzheimer’s Disease, and it is definitely progressing each month. Last Father’s Day, he had just been diagnosed with middle-stage A.D. As a family, we didn’t know what this year would be like. I am incredibly thankful that my dad still knows who I am. In fact, a couple of days ago when I called him, he picked up the phone. “Hello?” “Hi, Dad. It’s Ann.” “ANN MARIE!” he exclaimed. “Dorothy, It’s Ann Marie!” I almost cried. Just to hear my name said with such enthusiasm. It’s a gift. A simple gift. But one that I am incredibly thankful for each time I hear it. There are several elements that represent Father’s Day in this quilt: on each of the stems I’ve hand-written the following advice that our fathers gave us (I got my dad’s words from a book he wrote many years ago about his memories growing up as well as thoughts as an adult): -“Be thrifty – save money and prepare for the future.” (This was advice my dad received from his dad.) -“Do a job that you’ll enjoy, will be challenging, and give you the opportunity to make a difference.” (This was advice my dad gave me when I was offered my first “real” job out of college. The pay was very low, but I was given an opportunity to raise money for a multi-disciplinary arts organization that had a strong educational and performing focus.) On the other two stems are favorite memories that we have of our fathers: -“Times we’d relax, rest, and simply enjoy as a family time together. I remember times on a blanket in the yard at Springdale Farm.” (This was a memory my dad had of his family when he was a boy.) -“Seeing how happy and moved he was when he watched the video ‘All I want is your love.’” (This was a video my sister and I made for him one Christmas while we were still in college. She and I drove to Illinois where he was born and lived during his childhood/teen years; videotaped relatives talking about memories they had as well as different homes that my dad lived in or visited. We then edited/created a video with the help of some of my friends at college. For years, all my dad would say when we asked him what he wanted for Christmas was, “All I want is your love.” So, that’s what we named the video. Needless to say, when we presented the gift and he watched it, it was a tremendously moving experience for everyone. My dad wrote about that gift many years ago and said, “…it was and will be a treasured gift. Despite college and a very busy schedule, you and Mary really did a super job of production, interviewing, and giving a very memorable gift.”) Dad’s Eye Surgery: My dad had eye surgery in early June. I accompanied him to surgery since my aunt was being buried that day at Fort Snelling and my brother was taking her there. During this time, he told me how proud he was of me and appreciated everything I have done for him. “Did you ever imagine that you would have to take care of your father like this?” he asked me. “No, but it has and will always be my pleasure to help
Berry Delicious
Berry Delicious
THE ORIGIN OF STRAWBERRIES A Native American Folk Tale Soon after the Great Spirit created the first man and the first woman, they began to quarrel. Nobody remembers why, but because of it, the first woman ran away in great anger. Soon, the first man became very sad, and began to moan and weep. The Great Spirit heard his cries and felt sorry for him. "Would you like to see your wife again?" he asked. "If only she'd come back," the first man promised, "Iill never quarrel with her again!" "Go find her, then," said the Great Spirit. The first man ran after her, but the first woman had too great a head start. So the Great Spirit created a huge patch of blueberries in her path, hoping she would stop to eat. But she was so angry, she didn't even slow down. Next, he tried raspberries, then currants, and even blackberries. Although the thorns tore her clothes and scratched her, she kept going. Finally, the Great Spirit created a new berry growing along the ground, and she slowed down to try one. It was so good, she stopped to pick more. That was how the first man finally caught up to her and apologized. They made up, and the strawberry is still shaped like a heart because it symbolizes the love of The First Man and The First Woman. And Native people call it the heartberry. (www.wildmanstevebrill.com)

floral pick machine
floral pick machine
"The Claw" Electronic Candy Grabber Machine Arcade Game

Can you get your claws on the prize? Kids will love this electronic arcade game that provides hours of at-home entertainment, especially at events like birthday parties. Simply set your sights on a prize; then move the controls up, down, left and right to grab it. Drop it down the chute before the music stops, and it's yours! Use a combination of up/down and left/right joystick movements to control "The Claw".

Parents can fill "The Claw" Candy Grabber Arcade Game with all types of prizes - candy, gum or small toys (not included). Includes arcade tokens. Requires 3 "D" batteries (not included). Measures 10"L x 7.5"W x 13.5"H.