Friday, September 21, 2012

Lost: my connection to the world

I think it's pretty amazing that I can be in rural South Africa and connect to the whole world via internet. But the connection is tenuous. Yesterday the aerial that receives our internet signal was blown down by the wind.   The aerial serves a group of farmers, not just us, so I guess there was a lot of squawking. The ISP man hastened out the 50 kms from town to sort it out. He was only partially successful and will have to come back today to finish the job, but he did make sure we were connected to the world again. Thanks Debruyn.

I've spent the last two days cleaning -boring for me and beyond boring to anyone else! So I thought I'd show you a picture from my archives. Jess from Tat-ilicious had a post a few days ago about using Jane Eborall's diamond pattern to look like a block or box. A few years ago I did the same, only more so, to make 'tumbling blocks'. Here's a link to the diamond, a very versatile pattern.


13 comments:

  1. Sorry you were "out of touch" - but yeah, whenever I start to feel bad about internet issues, I take a moment to realize what it means technology wise to *have* internet connection, and be grateful.

    Your "tumbling blocks" mat is adorable!

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    1. Thanks. Yes, we take things for granted sometimes.

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  2. that is very pretty.
    a quilt pattern in tatting. very nice.

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    1. I've always wanted to knit tumbling blocks. I will one day. I have seen pictures of knitted blocks, even though, as you say, it's a quilt pattern by rights.

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  3. Glad you're back!

    What a lovely piece, I never think like this but it's wonderful!

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  4. This is a lovely piece of tatting - a real piece of modern art!

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  6. What a great piece of tatting, and such a lot of work.
    It was so lovely to receive your beaded flower dangle on tat days, made me feel that you were there.

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    1. Thank you for both comments. I was very excited when Marie asked if she could use my pattern for Tat Days, it did make me feel as if I was participating a little bit. Looks as though you had a great time there.

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