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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 10560 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/11/20

Going deeper and deeper into that rabbit hole, eh?  We will be following you, dear Pirate.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/11/20

While I'm thinking that kitting up my hollow cube components will be advantageous in the long run, right NOW it's at the "almost boring" stage.  But, that's OK too .. I can mindlessly prep my hexie pieces whilst watching TV.   

Although .. not mindless enough so that I can be watching sub-titled movies.  Usually I don't watch sub-titled movies.  It's distracting and disconcerting to me to need to read the English words while simultaneously watching the action in the scene.  However, that being said, my oldest daughter introduced me to an utterly fantastic Spanish time travel TV series called "El Ministerio del Tiempo"  (The Ministry of Time).  The premise is three knowledgeable people from different eras work for a secret government agency, guarding Spain's past from time-travelling intruders trying to manipulate history for their own ends.   It is really, really, really well done  but I *DO* need to pay attention to the sub-titles.  

I have a very basic knowledge of Spanish.  I can kinda/sorta read it well enough.  If I think about what I want to say (in English, then mentally translate into Spanish), I can speak it, although slowly and probably with a horrible accent (whatever an American accent sounds like) ... depending on whether or not I can remember the vocabulary (which at this point is pretty vague).   But this TV show???  Heck no!  I'm READING the English and listening to the Spanish .. and .. holy moley!  If I can recognize the first and last words in the spoken dialogue, I'm doing fantastic.  Sheesh!

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

5/11/20

I don't know why, but my mind went to black, white and gray.

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/11/20

Generation gap showing here, Pirate. I cannot enjoy TV shows without captions.

DH and I were prompted to watch "Bosch" by people here on the forum and we are deep into season 5 right now. We are enjoying the episodes immensely but would be utterly lost without the captions.

I wear a hearing aid and DH does not but he still needs captions for fast moving television shows. There's something about 79 year old ears and modern broadcasting .......

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

5/11/20

Rick and I just finished watching Two seasons of  a South Korean series called Kingdom on Netflix.  The first one or two episodes I wondered what we were watching, but it really got going!  It has great plot.

BUT, while they have dubbed in the English, it is better to read the captions!  The captions and the dubbed wording is not the same!  I quickly figured out that the caption wording is a better translation for understanding the story or events.

But my oh my, what a strange thing to adjust to!  Oh, btw, this is in essence a zombie movie, but not like our AMerican ones.  We have enjoyed the costuming and cultural layers of this series.  Wondering when season 3 will come out! 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/11/20

judyinohio said:

DH and I were prompted to watch "Bosch" by people here on the forum and we are deep into season 5 right now. We are enjoying the episodes immensely

oh good!  I'm glad you are enjoying them!  I "found" the series by someone's recommendation when there were 4? seasons.   I *loved* being able to have a marathon watching session and very impatiently waited for the next season.  Ditto with the current season 6.  I've watched them all and now .... I wait.  I've read that season 7 will be the last one, unless someone else picks it up.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/11/20

5dogmom (CRISR5) said:

but my mind went to black, white and gray.

because that is the quinessential  dark/medium/light?   I think the hollow cubes would look stunning in that colorway .. with maybe a couple of cubes having the interior as a different pure color?  Hmmmm .... something else to think of.  :-)

Mishii

From: Mishii

5/11/20

I was digging through stuff today looking for a pattern for a baby quilt.  Why is it not with all the other patterns?  That remains a mystery.  However, what I did find was a copy of a fun quilt called Hollow Cubes.  I had to laugh.  I guess I was serious when I told you I really really liked it!

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/11/20

Mishii said:

However, what I did find was a copy of a fun quilt called Hollow Cubes.  I had to laugh.  I guess I was serious when I told you I really really liked it!

LOL!   It must be our shared good taste. :-)

I'm also assuming that it's an easy, machine pieced version?  Cuz there is NO WAY I would EVER EPP a baby quilt.  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/12/20

All righty, Cris ... it's all your fault.

You got me thinking of black and white and color hollow cubes.  I really wasn't going to DO anything about it, except think that it would be a cool color them, when ... digging through my scraps, I found a yellow background with white & black daisies.

Well, that did it.  I could just SEE a black fabric, a white fabric with just a little bit of black, and that yellow-black-white fabric as a bridge between the other two.  I immediately dropped the Important Thing I was doing and made a hollow cube.  Just for you.  Well, not FOR you, you understand, but definitely under your influence. :-)

Doesn't it look *cool*?!?!?!?   :-)

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