A quickie post to show you what the orphans would like look with all the rows reversed. It's good to try this out, but don't care for this. Now it seems really bottom heavy and boring.
I've just finished the book Design! A Lively Guide to Design Basics for Artists and Craftspeople by Steven Aimone. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Full of beautiful pictures. You can read a well-written review of the book here. I've been trying to incorporate some of what I learned from the book. "A design with most of its major forces at the top feels active and dynamic, while a design with activity clustered near the bottom feels relatively stable and grounded." Stable and grounded? Boring. I'd rather err on the side of dynamism.
A close up for Cheri:
These were meant to be tulips, back when I was making All You Need is Love. I free-pieced houses and star and these flowers, none of which I ended up using in that quilt. These do rather look like forks tho, don't they.
Shoot, I just went back and actually looked at those photo of how I had the blocks layed out in 2005. Boy, there are things I like about it a lot better than what I have now. Agh. Must ignore the doubts and forge ahead. I've already got a lot of this sewn and I'm NOT taking it apart.
By the way, the only French I spoke yesterday was "hello, do you speak English?" I can't spell that in French so translating it here for you. That was intimidating enough. If I'd had to continue the conversation in French I'd have been lost because I still can't even do the numbers properly. I'm pathetic, but that's why we get referalls to doctors etc who speak English. The American Hospital in Paris, which is out in the suburbs, has a staff full of English speakers - that's where I'm going to the endocrinologist.
I wasn't going to make this a long post, but here I'm babbling away. One last note. Maria asked if I enjoy Battlestar Galactica. Hmmm, no. Don't know if it's because I'm still hung up on Dirk Benedict and Richard Hatch (the real one, not that naked impostor Survivor guy) from the original series or I just don't like my sci-fi this serious and dark. I'll give the show another chance some day.