I somehow landed on a Wikipedia page after looking for tumbling blocks quilt images and read about rhombille tiling for the first time. Whuh?
You know, if Miss Watson had taught 9th grade geometry with quilt blocks, it might have been a little more interesting back in the day. Well, to me, anyway. Miss Watson herself was interesting in a quirky way. She claimed her pale blue eyes were more light sensitive than most, so she had to wear sunglasses when using the overhead projector (talk about old school, are those even used anymore?). I kind of felt bad for Miss Watson, in her polyester double knit shift dresses, for all the snickering that went on behind her back. To me, there seemed a curious naivete about her, a shy girlishness only just beneath her delicate fifty-something features and wispy, mousey-brown hair.
Anyway, I have my hand piecing project ready. You can expect a full report, particularly if it goes badly. It ought to be interesting.
This recipe for brownies (discovered via Pinterest, where else) did not go badly. If you're used to Betty Crocker mixes, this won't be the same, but for gluten-free, dairy-free, quasi-paleo eaters like me, it was awesome! I had to get the finished brownies into the freezer quickly (hence no pictures), before they all ended up "in ma belly."
I stumbled upon this video tonight on YouTube and was blown away. Maybe mesmerized is a better word. Wow. Just, wow.