Saturday, March 29, 2014
A week ago, we studied artist M.C. Escher. I taught the same lesson to both my little elementary class and to the middle/high school class. It was equally accessible and fascinating for both age levels. We watched a short youtube video about Escher, and then made our own tessellations. Tessellations are flat shapes that cover a plane with no overlapping and no gaps between shapes. It is the way Moroccan and other tiles cover a surface with design, or how a puzzle fits together.
Not everyone wants to alter their shapes into a picture tile. Plain tessellations can be treated as more of a Moroccan tile and colored in a pattern.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Had a birthday lunch with sister Lissa, Dad and Mom and Uncle Mark. Lis, Dad and I have Feb/March birthdays. We stopped by Lissa's church remodel project that she is managing.
Brother Marshall and Piper were down for the birthdays too. Daughter Anna, S-I-L Dena and I also went for massages and brunch. We have tried to plan this for a long time and it finally came together over my birthday. Extra fun!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Husband participated in a soybean biotech mission to the EU in Feb.
I'm not sure who she is.
Their last stop was in Berlin. The other team went to Warsaw.
On the flight home, they saw beautiful views and huge icebergs near Iceland.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I have been working on more t-shirt rugs, and seem to be getting better at them. I like the look of full rows of color versus the random rows I was doing before.
I use single crochet with a Q hook. The top rugs are about 30-35 chains across and about 50-55 rows long. It takes approximately 6 adult t-shirts for this size. The purple one is made in more of a runner size, in purple, for daughter A.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
There were crafts, red treats, party games and tea with milk and sugar.
We helped the girls make fabric covered notebook journals.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Beautiful colors and designs in ceramic and glass. Each cost under 75 cents.
Great old set of books, a couple missing, but a steal for $5.
Neat, neat vintage homemade apron with beautiful handwork. $3!
Can you imagine the time this must have taken to embroider?
Saturday, March 15, 2014
They had meetings and met with foreign soybean buyers.