Wednesday, June 23, 2010

482 facets!

There are at least 482 facets in this temari, I think. The 6-part triangles are divided into 12 sections, and the 4-part diamonds are divided into 8 sections, and there are some additional lines. (I attempted to figure it out using the information on Debi's TemariMath site, but I'm not quite sure what all the terms refer to. Tonight I'm going to try to count the facets in one of the triangles, and I will multiply by 20.


However many there are, I'm plugging away at stitching pentagons and hexagons around each of them. It's very relaxing. I'm working with one strand of black, and it amazes me what a big difference such a small amount of thread makes.

We had a beautiful day last Sunday. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to write about it, my work responsibilities have changed, and I don't have as much time at work. I may have to blog from home instead of on my breaks here at work.

We went to a late lunch with DD1 in Evanston, where she works. We had a very nice time, in a very nice restaurant. We haven't been seeing much of her lately, because she works on our days off, and we work on her days off, so it was wonderful to be able to share a meal together. The worst part of the whole day was the traffic going north in Chicago. Who would have imagined a traffic jam on the expressway on a Sunday afternoon?!

After lunch we proceeded north to Ravinia, and went to a concert. The opening act was Procol Harum, a '60s group that had one or two hits back then. The music was enjoyable, but nothing to get excited about. The venue, though, was wonderful.

The Pavilion at Ravinia is an open-air auditorium, but it is completely covered. The weather that evening was wonderful, not too hot, or too cold, with a nice breeze. You can get an inkling from this picture.


The main event of the concert, and the one we were excited about was Jethro Tull. (This is a picture of one of the screens.)


The lead singer, and flautist, is Ian Anderson, and I think the description "demented elf" describes his presence and antics on stage. It was a lot of fun. The music was familiar and we really enjoyed ourselves. Once we got out of the parking lot, the drive home was a breeze, so that was very enjoyable. It was fun enough that we will be looking for more opportunities to go.


Temari Addict Australia said...

Yor temari is coming along beautifully.

MOM said...

I'm speechless. Dancing a jig is the right comment. It is so beautiful and I can't wait to see it. Queen Anne's lace should be beautiful. I always love it along the roads along with chicory. A sphere of it. What to say!!!!