Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I am a daily crossword puzzle solver. And I'm picky- I only like the United Artist puzzle. The LA times one comes daily in our local paper, but is too hard for my brain. My parents do the same puzzle. My dad (poor baby) does not like the way his pencil (pen?) makes a hole in the newsprint:::sniff sniff::: Can you hear the violins??? So he makes a copy for himself and one for my mom. THEN (the stinker!) writes at the top of my mom's copy *her name* and on the top of HIS copy, he prints *APPROVED SOLUTION*! Like HE is the only one who could EVER have the right answer! ROTLF Ilike to play this little game when I visit, for he makes ME my own copy with *my name* on the top of MY copy. (I would be JUST as happy with the newsprint, thank you very much, but I have not been offered that option yet). I usually finish MY copy FIRST (when I visit their house in a different state), so I put MY copy on TOP, with *my name* crossed out and *the ONLY solution* penned in, in RED ink, if possible. If Mom has finished hers, I put her copy under mine, with my dad's on the bottom with *APPROVED SOLUTION* crossed out and *his name* , in red ink. :::grin::: OH...I didn't tell you the last snippet: ALOT of the times, all the squares are filled in on his copy, but most times there are ERRORS! ::::gasp:::: I knew that would get you!
Now..to the brag of this post...yesterday, I did the United Artist puzzle (all of it), AND I got the Jumble (I have good and bad days at this. I usually can get the 5 letter words, but the 6 letter and the pun I'm not so good at)..all the words AND the pun...AND! ::::Drum roll please::: I got the WHOLE (not just part but ALL ) of the Los Angeles times puzzle too! Boy! my brain must have been on overdrive! I do use the dictionary at times. I see it as a vocabulary learning curve. I only used it twice on the LA Times one yesterday. I bet today I won't get ANY of them! used up all my brain cells yesterday!
This is my brain on puzzles:
THIS is my brain on QUILTS!
I think I really see quilts as puzzles. I love grabbing a piece of paper and figuring out a pattern. Or how someone has used color to change the look of an old pattern to make it their own.
I should be back later to show you my choices of fabric for Judy's BOM that is starting August 1st. I did all my quilty 'chores' yesterday: I finished quilting a small corner of a quilt I did last FALL. I had to pull out some nasty stitches. I labeled a gift quilt ..and I loaded a scrappy bargello with a scrappy back before I went to bed last night. I am *allowed* to start piecing the 2nd block for the sew along. It is my intention to show you the top with fabric requirements by Monday. I will give you 2 weeks to stash dive to find your colors with a tentative start date of the week of Aug 4th. If you choose to do this quilt a different size than I'm offering, I can probably help you with block requirements, but you will be on your own on fabric requirements.