For those of you working on your own version of my AMH EPP project (which sadly, still doesn’t have a “real” name), I’ve put together the remaining information for the paper piecing. You can download the two page pdf file by clicking here.This is the information you need to prepare all the remaining pieces–the fillers for the sides (half diamond star units and half star flower units) which complete the rows and fillers for the top and bottom edges. If you’re already far enough along to be needing this, I commend you! If not, file it away for future use. Or…just wait for me to write the pattern.Between starting on the sample sewing and working on the backyard projects, it’s been a bit busy around here. Naturally, the coffee maker has taken it as a sign to quit producing. I know! Catastrophe. We’ve had a Bunn My Cafe for several years and we’ve loved the versatility of the machine. It seems, however, they’re not making them to the same standard. We didn’t even get one year out of this last one.
Because the cost is going up and the quality is going down, Mr. P decided it was back to a drip maker of superior quality. The new machine will be here this week, thankfully. But it doesn’t have the hot water feature I’ve gotten used to on the Bunn. (Believe it or not, we do actually drink tea around here as well.) I was ready to deal with an ugly electric kettle until I found the one above. I’m sure you can find a fantastic assortment of electric ceramic tea kettles elsewhere in the world. In the US, however, this is a huge find. Not only does it work amazingly, it keeps the water hot far longer AND it matches the kitchen! I found this one on Amazon, in case you feel the need for a pretty electric tea kettle.Lately, I’ve been spending time thinking about vision. Vision, as in the visual sense through which we experience our world. Vision, as in the forward thinking process of imagination. Vision, as in the unexpected presentation of thoughts and ideas from our unconscious. The word itself covers a lot ground. When you get down to it, the things that set us apart from each other have to do with the way we see and experience our world–past, present and future. And of course, the ways in which we share this with each other.
You can expect to see a post or two sometime in the near future about all this. It will segue into a post about cameras and how to get the most out of what you have. It’s a natural progression from seeing to documenting. But first, you have to train your eye to see.
NOTE: You can find the first AMH EPP project sheet in this post.