Thought it would be cool to throw together a chart of where patches have been shipped in order from most recent to least recent. Mostly because I need a break from actual work at the moment. This is the last 3 months, with patches shipped to 24 countries.

One that updates as orders are placed: http://ethepony.tumblr.com/shipping

These are the conventions I plan on attending in 2014 so far. I plan on bringing my embroidery machine to both to do live demonstrations and answer questions on embroidery and sewing. Hope to see you there!

Trotcon: trotcon.net

June 20-22nd

Columbus OH

Bronycon: Bronycon.org

August 1-3rd

Baltimore, MD

Tables 407 & 508

Finished my taxes recently on making patches. Unfortunately, I made negative $600 last year. That makes it difficult to donate my profit. That won’t stop me from making a donation when I promised I would make one though. So $1200 in kindles and some extra chargers are on their way to Comer’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Also, one copy of Despicable Me 2 because I thought of the look on someone’s face when the open a box and pull out kindle after kindle, then at the bottom, a single Despicable Me 2 DVD. I imagine the confused look would be funny.

I’m a weird pony.

Yes, I will be in booths 407 and 508. I plan on bringing my embroidery machine as well.

Here’s a picture of my Butterfly 1501B/T with the larger hoop that it can do. The 2nd is the hoop on the Butterfly machine comapred to the largest hoop a SE400 or 6800PRW can do. The last one is a comparison of the hoop size fromt he Butterfly to the entire PE770 machine. Yes, the hoop is bigger than the entire PE770.

I can’t do cool formatting here on tumblr, so you will have to deal with reading about it on a blog post I just posted. Hopefully that answers some of your questions.

Quick answer on cost though: The butterfly machine was about $10k compared to the PE770 at about $600 or the SE400 at about $350.

I got way more questions on my commercial machine, so I typed up an additional Wall of Text (tm) on my machine and all the things I have replaced, fixed, and such on it. I also answered the most important question; Would I do it again.

Linky: http://ethepony.blogspot.com/2014/03/butterfly-machine-specifics-part-2.html

When I stream, I get the most comments on the testing portion which is where my software test sews the design by emulating a sewing machine. since it was pretty popular, I made Twilight Sparkle from Ask Twilight into a gif, and a screensaver that you can download from here. the screensaver is many times more detailed than the gif, which is limited by tumblr’s size limit.

Total stitch count is 29,191.

Greyscarf got dark souls 2, which means that I get to hear about dark souls 2 every 15 seconds. Grey counts when he dies, and I timed how long it took to go from 174 deaths to 190 deaths (without Grey knowing I was so it wouldn’t be influenced) During that time, Grey died once every 1028 seconds (about 17.4 minutes).

Later, someone brought up that dark souls for the PC unlocks in a while. So we did some fun math to determine that Greyscarf will die in dark souls 2 3,460 times between now and the PC version being available. That seems like a a lot, but just how much is it?

Best question then. Could a house be built using all of Grey’s deaths between now and the PC version’s release? Let’s find out!

I have reviewed footage, so assuming a hollow’s weight is 75kg with a density similar to a non-hollow human, a hollow would be equal to 75 liters in volume. 1kg of human is, on average, 1 liter in size just like water which is why an average non-hollow human can sink if they expel all the air in their lungs, or float if they take a deep breath. Extremely close to neutral buoyancy, which means density is within a rounding error or water. 3,460 Greydeaths would therefore equate to 259,500 liters (75kg/l times 3460)

Average balloon framing wall is made from 2x4’s (which actually measure 1 9/16” by 3 9/16” ) plus 2 sheets of 1/2” drywall for a total of 4 9/16” thick (4.59 inches). Therefore 1 square foot of wall at nominal thickness is 12x12x4.59=660.96 cubic inches or 10.83 liters. That means the conversion factor is 1 Greydeath to 6.925 square feet of Greywall.

An average house is probably around 1300 square foot. At 1 story tall, that would equate to 4 walls each 36 feet long and 8 feet tall for a total of 1152 square feet of Greywall (36’ by 8’ times 4). Going to need some windows to see out though the Greyhouse, which would decrease the amount of Greywall needed by about 4%. I assume 2 doors are also needed, but those can be Greydoors, which would not appreciately change the amount of Grey needed. That puts the total Greydeaths for Greywall at only 166.35 using our handy conversion factor from before.

However, you also need some interior Greywalls for your Greyrooms. If we split our Greyhouse into 4 Greyrooms, then that would put the (maximum) number of additional Greywalls at another 36 feet by 8’ tall, but you only need 2 Greywalls. That’s another 83.17 Greydeaths.

Unless we want cold feet, we also need Greyfloor. Most floors are 3/4” thick plus 3/4” of underlayment with a total thickness at 1.5 inches. That puts the floor at 216 cubic inches for square foot; or 3.539 liters. That makes the conversion factor between Greydeaths and square foot of floor at 1 Greydeath to 21.19 square feet of Greyfloor. All 1300 square feet (plus another 1300 square feet for a ceiling) puts the Greyfloor needs at 122.70 Greydeaths.

Can’t forget the roof though. Assuming a standard 6/12 rake (which also means easy math) that puts the total roof length at the square of the square root of 36^2+36^2 or 2590.81 square feet. Balloon framing is done with studs pretty much now (Greystuds) which are 1/2” less thick than a wall, but that does not include shingles. I can see the 3 overlapping shingles being a total thickness of 1/2”, which makes our Greyroof about the same as a Greywall. Using our handy conversion factor, that means the roof requires 2590.81/6.925 or 374.124 Greydeaths.

That puts the grand total of Greydeaths needed for our Greyhouse at 746.34. This means one Greyhouse can be built every 767,237 seconds. Between now and the PC versions unlock time, that means 4.63 Greydeath houses can be built.

What a surprise from Valley Violet. So much awesome. Just, wow. I can’t believe or explain just how great this is! Link: http://fav.me/d79ov02

Of course. I can make it up to about 12” in size.