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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

98-99-100

Celebrating on One Flower Wednesday my latest milestone - 100 hexie-flowers...
-96-97-98-99-100-
.... oops, I mean 101!!

Some of you hexie-flowers makers and compulsive sewers will appreciate the following story.
We had friends staying recently. I was showing my friend my Grandmothers Garden quilt (well what I have of it) and the other little bits and pieces of hexie-ness I have around the house. She was quite amazed that I was mad enough to hand-sew all those pieces together.
Hexie paraphenalia and a sneak peak of my grandmother's garden quilt
(well, what there is of it so far!)

Then we started preparing a snack - chips and dip (and wine) ...... she watched me opening a box of crackers and then suddenly threw her arms up in horror - "even the food you eat is hexagons!" she exclaimed.


I had to calm her down and reassure her the crackers were actually pentagons and no I wasn't THAT hexie-mad after all!!
Have  a great day everyone!

32 comments:

sunny said...

How funny! I took a little table topper that I made of hexies and showed it at Guild. THe women who make the most amazing works of beauty, were just amazed that anyone could do such a thing. BUt they're so easy. Congrats on reaching 101!!

Catherine said...

thanks for the giggle re your crackers :)
I love hexies

Stray Stitches said...

LOL! Guess you can't say much after that. Congrats on making 101 hexie flowers!!!!

ms lottie said...

That's funny! Congrats on passing the 100 mark, there will be no stopping you now!

Karen said...

Cute story and congrats for sure on 101 flowers! I zoomed in on your seak peak photo and like what I see. :)

Leeanne said...

I love the story!Cute wagon wheel, does your horse have hexie flowers on it too? You could make a cover for him!OH....out of Hexie flowers!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Congratulations ! I love the photos of the wagon wheel and sat here laughing loud when I read the cracker-story ;-))

Gerda Hartman said...

Love your flowers and had a good laugh about your story! We think in hexies perhaps too (lol).

Kate said...

Hi Raewyn
Congratulations on 101 Hexies....I can certainly relate to being a hexie addict...Love the chippie story..Your quilt looks AMAZING,,, Kate xx

Marion B. said...

I couldn't stop laughing when I read your story. And I can imagine your friend being desperate about it all. LOL.

Just One More Thing said...

Wow 101 hexies -- dare I say I'm jealous?? I have to say that I KNOW if you could find hexigon shaped crackers -- you'd have them:)

Cisca said...

Haha! Nice story! 101 hexies, congratulations, Raewyn! The new ones look very lovely on that wheel, I thought you made a fan of them, when I saw the little picture of it!
Happy quilting, Cisca

Shirley said...

Well done Raewyn on reaching your milestone. Anyone not yet ininitiated into hexagons does not know what they are missing. Such a simple shape to stitch, therapeutic, portable - can stitch them anywhere and highly addictive. I dare anyone who hasn't made one to have a go and see what happens. I'm with you all the way. It will be a prized quilt.

Melody said...

101 hexie flowers, well done. Love the way you displayed them for the photo.

Annie said...

Thats pretty funny :) Love your hexies.....hope the penties and wine were delicious.

Renata said...

Lustig :o)
Ja, wenn man so einige Hexagons genäht hat, fallen sie einem auch im Umfeld immer öfter auf.....
Herzlichen Glückwusch zum 100.!! Wahnsinn!

Liebe Grüße aus der Ferne!

Staci said...

Wow! Look at those beauties! Good for you!

Annemieke Price-Talen said...

Ik denk dat het een prachtige quilt word, zo te zien.

Gr Annemieke.

Marieke said...

Great story! And your grandmother quilt looks gorgeous! So does your hexies. Enjoy!

Polka Dot Classic said...

Congratulations on your 100 or better yet 101 flowers!!
Way to go :)
And a very funny story too
Hexagon crackers lol
marta

merumo said...

What a fun display with your hexie flowers and perfect snack while making them!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful flowers this week! Your story is too funny! I think those who do not sew just don't get it no matter how much we try to explain. lol

LuAnn said...

Congratulations on passing the 100 hexagon flower mark. And, I love them displayed on the wheel. You will have enough for a quilt before you know it...and it will be beautiful.

Renate said...

Congratulation! 100 Flowers are really great!
And thanks for sharing the cute story.

Birdie said...

Ha Ha, love your flowers and they look great on the wheel.

Hennie said...

I love your flowers ! ! !
Gr Hennie.

Teresa said...

English Paper Piecing is truely addictive. I can hardly wait to finish my hexies so I can be back to my spools and then I do want to try my hand at a couple of other patterns I have been seeing. Your BOM embroidery is so very pretty - can't wait to see all the blocks together.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Cute, cute, cute post! Loved how you displayed the hexies. Little wine and fun crackers---YUMMY!

Carolyn :)

Wendy said...

Congrats, I love the way you displayed your hexies on this occasion! That is too funny about the crackers. Sounds a little like my geometry classroom...is it a hexagon or a pentagon...maybe an octagon? Anyway, I would love to find those crackers and take them to school. My students already think I'm a crazy nerd!

Rose Marie said...

Thank you .... I enjoyed the chuckle!

You are doing so well with your hexies.

Katie said...

That is toooo funny! Congratulations on #101! :-)

Brenda said...

101! that's great, I look forward to the day I will get there. Hexie crackers, I will be looking for them now!