More Pentagons, More Balls, & Life Inside a Snow Globe
I found another pentagon! Next time you enjoy a handful of blueberries, see how many pentagons you can find. Hint: they’re hidden in the five-pointed star. They’re not all this perfectly formed. I kind of feel badly that I ate it.
Thank you for the wonderful comments after my last post. So many of you wrote in and shared that you had been making them for years. I haven’t seen any pictures yet (hint, hint) but when I do I’ll add them to the original mention.
If you enjoyed my “Have A Ball!” pattern and want more patchwork balls, there are quite a few books you might want to add to your “round and rolling” library.
Several of you mentioned Jinny Beyer’s Patchwork Puzzle Balls.
There’s also Japanese Kimekomi: Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Fabric Handballs! by Barbara B. Suess
And here I thought Scooter was ball crazy!
I’m looking forward to three Fabric BOWL-ing workshops this summer (one in Wisconsin and two in Texas) so I’ve been dyeing up a storm. The last few sessions I felt like I was inside a snow globe! The cottonwood trees let loose their seeds and the air was thick with white fuzz.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cottonwood tree, wouldn’t know one if it bit me, but the summer snow is coming from somewhere! The wet clotheslines were like magnets. Since I’m not keen on picking off hundreds of them one by one, I’ve been working on a little machine that might do the trick. More on that next time.
HAVE WE MET?
I’m just curious. It’s hard to know how people find my newsletter. I’m guessing that you attended a lecture or took a workshop. Am I right? If you wouldn’t mind taking a quick poll, I’d appreciate it.
Comments are always appreciated in the comment section too.
I LIKE YOU TOO!
Thanks for the “likes” on my FaceBook “Fan Page!” In celebration of an additional 200+ friends I didn’t know I had, I just changed my “cover” photo. (I think it’s been a whole year since I last did that!) I’ll be FaceBooking photos from St Louis in the next few days.
Scooter has asked that I suggest you like him too at https://www.facebook.com/ScooterSimms.
Thanks for joining me today,