Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Holy Hexagon"!

Ha, I actually heard that line in a movie.  Ok, it was a nerdy animated movie about polygons living in Flatland who dare to dream there was a 3rd dimension (above and below them).  I showed it in my geometry classes last friday introducing it as a 3D movie.  The students kept asking where their 3D glasses were...imagine their disappointment to learn it was a math movie! Anyway, my point was...one of the polygons yells out "holy hexagon" and I seem to have adopted the exclamation!  Thought it was fitting for my One Flower Wednesday post.  I've started attaching rows using my white stepping stones.
It's so fun to finally see it taking shape!  Although it is going to be quite a process.  I did a complete layout and organized the rows and have been stitching away.  My fingers are a bit sore...mostly from the cute little white dots...those are kind of tough, sticky bits that make it hard to slide the needle through.  So I avoid them wherever I can but sometimes I just have to push through.  I'm not comfortable with a thimble so I'm constantly removing it and putting it back on.  Other than that, I'm enjoying my flower project.

Hope your garden is coming along too!

14 comments:

Christie, Describe Happy said...

A 3D movie... hahaha, you have me laughing over here for sure!! Your hexigons look so amazing!!

Stray Stitches said...

Your garden is growing and looking amazing. I don't like thimbles either but use the little leather stick on pad that protects your finger just like a thimble. You can see what I'm talking about here http://www.amazon.com/Colonial-leather-thimble-self-adhesive-fingertip/dp/B001J5JN7G

Karen said...

I LOVE what I see!!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Me too Wendy, love what I see! Hugs, Carolyn

Narelle said...

Love how the white pathway accents your flowers.
Cute movie story too! I can just imagine the students thinking they were about to see a 3D movie.

Hilachas said...

These hexies are beautiful too. I saw your Christmas hexies before. I like how they look sewed with the white. I'm still trying to decide how I'll sew mine together. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jeanette said...

Your hexie blooms are looking beautiful. Happy Stitching,

Saskia said...

Like the flowers, and the way you are making them into a garden. I can't work with a thimble too, so I have a little hole in my finger...

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Thanks for showing how your garden is being sewn together in rows. I've been working in the round and needed to figure out how to straighten it out. Your purple flower center is the same fabric as one of my purple flowers. A few weeks ago, I forced myself to use a thimble. It was awkward at first but now I can't imagine sewing without it.

Birdie said...

"Holy Hexagon", I love it. Your layout is very nice with the white stepping stones. I have been trying to get used to a leather thimble, sure saves my poor finger.

Karyli said...

Love your garden! It's coming together no beautifully. Great story about the 3D movie too. I'll have to tell my math teacher husband.

Margeeth said...

I know what you mean about the white dots on the white on white fabrics, they can be quite annoying to sew through, not only when sewing by hand, but also when sewing or quilting by machine. Some white on white fabrics are worse.
Your flowers look cute.

Gerda Hartman said...

I think it is going to be wonderful.

Jolanda said...

You have made nice hexagons my complements for them. go on.