Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tessellation Teaser - Lesson 7

I am working on the Tessellation tutorial again after a long absence while I was busy with other things that took on a higher priority.

I have always lived a very serendipitous life. I do not set a life plan or long range goals and when something becomes apparent that I need to do it right then I stop where I am and go to the higher priority task.

That does not mean I don't plan and keep on task. In fact yesterday I gathered up all those slips of paper I had been jotting "TO DO" things on and put them all on one list.
The amazing thing is that by having them all on that one list I was able to accomplish most of them yesterday and today. Yes, I will be adding things to the list, but it is a good feeling to be able to cross things off the list.

I am showing you two photos to get you excited again about the project and hope you will be as excited as I am to work on this again.

This is the master template I cut from my index card pinned to the fleece I have drawn the grid on.
I will be explaining how this is done very soon.

In this photo you see one shape from each of the fabrics I used for my tessellated shapes.

This will all make a lot more sense as soon as I explain it.

I do hope you are up to date on the exercise and are ready for the next part. I certainly have given you enough time!

If you have not been following along and would like to you can find all the other steps by putting Tessellation in the box at the top left and click on the magnifying glass and the first exercises will all come up for you. It is NOT to late to start this and have fun with the rest of us.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

An Unusual Get Together - Sibling iPad Get Together!

On Friday evening we had our first Sibling iPad dinner at my home.

The evening began with Pizza Fondue which has become my recent "specialty"!
Mary brought one of the most delicious salads I have even tasted with home made salad dressing. Karen made a fantastic apple dessert which she served with the best vanilla ice cream.

It was a lot of fun and we each learned and shared a lot.

Here Bill is showing Karen some Apps he likes.

We shared Apps we like along with some techniques on how to do things. I stayed up way too late working/playing with it after everyone left.

I have found one of the best ways to get good Apps is to ask others.

I have also learned it is NOT a child's toy - don't ask me how know!

Do you have any Apps you like for your iPad or iPhone? I'd love to hear about them.

While we were playing with our iPads my sister in law Mary cleaned up the kitchen and put all the dishes in the dishwasher - how did I get so lucky to get the perfect sister-in-law?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Where have I been?

I have been buried under all the things I am selling on eBay.
It took on a life of it's own. What a great feeling to have empty space in my closet again.
This has been a more than full time job for me for about 7 weeks. I will list one more time this Sunday, September 26th and then I will take a break for a while and regroup.
What do I have to show for it?
I am now a Power Seller on eBay! I was so busy doing the work I didn't see the message until at least a week after they sent it.

I made some money to help pay for some of the "necessities" I recently purchased.

I have many many empty hangers. These are just a few of them.
I have empty plastic bins that I had been storing things to sell in.

I feel re energized and ready to tackle some other things I need to do.

I shipped 30 packages today - a record!

These are some of the clothes I have listed this week.

I have "met" some great ladies who have become repeat customers and I am so happy my collection will have such good homes.

True, it was a lot of work. But it also kept me out of the refrigerator and I lost a couple of pounds.
Up and down the stairs, walking from the computer to the ironing board, to the table where I measured and package, to the design wall where I photograph and down stairs to eat, sleep, wash things, bring packages down to ship, bring empty boxes up to fill, and on and on and on.

And if you look closely you will even see quilts on this post!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A BeautiFALL Day

It doesn't get much better than today.
The high temperatures were in the low 70's.

The farmers' market was in full swing with fall produce.

I couldn't resist the colors of the red and green cabbages together.
Mother Nature is a fantastic artist.
I believe the farmer who's wagon I've photographed is named Del.

And I can not think about a farmer named Del without thinking about this joke.

A man took his Dell computer to the shop to get it repaired.
The repairman opened the back and said "I see the trouble. there's a man in there."
The guy said "Don't tell me it's Leonard?"
"No," the repairman said "it's a farmer"!

The colors in this quilt look just like the fall leaves I picked up this week to scan.

This is a small tesselation quilt of fall leaves I am working on.

Click to Mix and Solve
Not only am I back, I've got a puzzle for you!