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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Joy in the Morning

      Many years ago I read a book by the title of Joy in the Morning.  I don't remember much about it now except the title.  Of course that title has lots of meanings beyond this book.  For me this morning it means the wind, and most of the rain, have gone.  We have no limbs down and we never lost power.  Considering the slightest wind can scare me, I feel very blessed it never got very harsh last night.  My heart goes out to all of those who dealt with so much more - losses and relocations.  My prayers have been with them (and perhaps you if you were in the storms or fires).  But to me this morning looking out at the wet, there is a bit of joy in this morning.
      A starfish for Every Inchie Monday!  My favorite color and a few glittery gel pen dots and he is happy to wave at you!
      Diva's challenge was to use squares.  Since I lean toward grid based tangles this wasn't difficult!  I think I must like their order and control.  Mmmmmm . . . what does that say about me?  Not too sure.

      Joey's challenge is so much fun!!  The hard part for me is waiting for the next tangle assignment.  I want to keep going and finish this piece! I try to make sure the current piece links well to the surrounding tiles - not always easy.  Four more weeks and I can see this product in completion.
      The last piece is one I take no credit for at all.  In fact it is totally a copy of one brilliant piece done by Lynn Shelton Mead over at A Tangler's Mind.  She gives step by step directions for her awesome piece and explains her thinking for connecting the 3 tangles.  I was mesmerized so I had to try it.  But understand, if you want to see a much better example check out her site!
      Now on to something else!  Have a wonderful week and I hope you and all your loved ones and belongings are safe - God bless!

13 comments:

  1. Good to know that y'all stayed safe...we were fine, too, altho we did lose power for about two hours Monday afternoon. So blessed!!

    As always, I love your tiles, and that little starfish is so cute. I had seen Lynn Mead's tile...I think it was on Square One on fb...and was totally blown away by it. You've done a fantastic job with it.

    JoyceB

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  2. I like your clear squares! And Joey's challenge develops to a wonderful flowery mosaik.

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  3. A great Diva tile! And I am glad you are save!

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  4. Your tangles are always so cool! I do love how the Joey challenge has been growing. I also love that last tangle, that makes me want to bead it! LOL I love the color of the starfish!

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  5. Very nice work, all of the tiles you show us but especially congrats with your "growing" work for Joey! It really looks great with beautiful drawn patterns. Gorgeous composition!!!

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  6. A cute inchie & it's interesting to see your Joey's tangle grow!

    Sally

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  7. Glad to hear that all is well with you. I love the flowing background to the geometric squares on the Diva challenge tile, and that piece that you are doing for Joey is really looking good!

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  8. Your squares are great and your mosaic is beautiful!😍

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  9. All of your work is gorgeous! I love your Joey ensemble and your Diva tile is so clean and balanced. I was amazed at Lynn's tile too. It was my jumping off point for my Diva piece this week 😉

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  10. Your purple sea star is lovely and the Joey is looking very special...glad to hear you are safe from the extremes you have been experiencing over there recently...something like that does make you appreciate simple pleasures, doesn't it. Dixx

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  11. So glad that you are safe Cathy! I love how your challenge is coming along! The tiles blend together so beautifully and that isn't easy with so many tangles woven in there! The last piece look so complicated, good for you for trying such a difficult design, you nailed it!

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