Half Yard Challenge
It has taken me forever to post this one picture. I sure wish they could get things working so I could post from picasa. The colors are about right except for the top one which is more of a cream color that matches some of the button colors.
I saw a Fons and Porter TV program about a half yard challenge. I have no idea if it was a rerun or not and unfortunately I didn't record it. You take five 1/2 yard cuts of fabric from different colors and shapes. Cut each of them into four 4" strips. Then cut one strip of each fabric into 4" squares, one into 1/2 square triangles and one into 1/4 square triangles. The forth strip is to cut into any of these as you need more of them. Use a design wall and play with the fabrics to make any design you wish.
I did not have a full 1/2 yard of the gray on the left so decided to use the other 5 fabrics. I thought the top cream fabric would make a great background but soon I did not like it at all. So I eliminated it and used what I had of the gray. I sprayed with sizing and ironed the fabrics so they were sturdy enough to be handled. I like sizing much better than spray starch as it leaves no residue. I had lots of fun playing and really love the black fabric. It was a great inspiration to get me going again. I'd love to show some pics but ...
Sorry to hear about the terrible storms so much of the country is having. Perfect cool nights and sunny days here in FL. Anyone want to visit me? You are most welcome.
What's Your Personality Type?
Following Finn's example, I checked my personality type. I'm not sure if this is me or what I wish I am. Anyway, on this day at least, it says I'm an Idealist. "You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world. Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships. It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close. But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop. You would make an excellent writer, psychologist or artist."