Sunday, January 22, 2012

Design Wall Monday1-23-12

Amazing that the week flies by so fast.  Amazing.

Most of what I have been doing is cutting up fabric for the retreat in March.  I have two quilts cut out from the fabric around here, no buying any fabric!  Yes!  And I am working on my houses still.  I have like 40 something now.  Look at all of them.  They will finish at 3 inches.  And I want to make Tiny Tiny Trees to shade the Tiny Tiny Houses.  Won't that be fun?

I have been working on my word quilt, but that just needs binding.  I issued the challenge to my group from Modern 8 to think of a word that will inspire them for the year.  Make a small hanging for their quilt room with that word.  The creativity is amazing in that group.

My word was Albondigas.  Ever since Spanish Class in High School I have loved that word.  It is fun to say......Al -BON-di-gas  (and all A's are short vowel sounds).  I love it.

When I see it over my closet, I laugh, and I need that.  2011 sucked.  2012 will be much better now that things have changed in my life for the better.

My second favorite word is photovoltaic - a means of generating electric energy by using solar radiation and converting it to current electricity.  Frank was researching ways of powering space ships into deep space.  The ship used this radiation to bombard a plate and the ship would be pushed forward.  It was a means of propulsion.  Interesting.  It is cool to say as well.

11 comments:

  1. Love the houses, can't wait to see the spring version with the shade trees.

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  2. I'm not much on creating minis, but I love looking at them! I like your word choice, too...having that up over my closet would make me think of "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" (which would make me smile, too)! :)

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  3. Love the houses, so colorful!

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  4. Those houses are great! They are tiny. Love your albondagas - that would make me laught to.... heres to a better 2012!

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  5. que bueno! I feel the same thing about that meatball word. It just trips off the tongue and makes me smile. Your houses look fabulous. Will enjoy seeing the trees with them. Hum, maybe I should do houses in the caribbean area - all pastels... (NO NEW PROJECTS>>>)

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  6. Great job on the houses. They are adorable! Hope your new year is as fun as your word.

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  7. I saw your little picture link on Patchwork Times and thought Wow! She's really going to town with those little houses. (Then I thought about it and thought - that's kind of funny!) I love albondigas soup. I love saying the word too. I like your idea of creating a quilt and hanging up our word for the year. (Mine is nicey) This year will be much better for both of us! Yep, I'm counting on that!

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  8. Your houses are the start of a happy and bright city!

    Albondigas is a fun word to say for sure. Also delicious.

    Fun!

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  9. Love your little houses. I was thinking of trees to go with mine as well. So cute!

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  10. cute little tiny houses-you go, I don't think i can do that 'little'!
    I love the idea of a word for the year quilt...hmmmmm

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