Monday, June 04, 2007

A picture collage

I need to thank KDS again for the tip about connecting computers. Takumi has helped me numerous times now and keeps adusting my computer for me and helping me out of hot spots. He spent a couple of hours doing things for me this morning again and it is very comforting to know if I have a problem I can ask him to come and look at it for me. Thanks KDS.

The other day Mrs. Goodneedle responded to my blog about the Baptist Fan/Blue Ocean Wave quilting pattern that I'd written about and I thought that at least my Japanese friends who read this blog don't realize why the pattern is called Baptist Fans so I'm including Mrs. Goodneedle's comment here.

My understanding of "Baptist Fan": I've heard this comes from the actual hand-held fans that were distributed at worship services during the summer months in un-air-conditioned Southern Baptist churches. Somewhere along the line an innovative quilter copied the shape using her fan as a template. Sounds reasonable to me!

No real continuity to my post today. Yesterday my friend Mrs. Ochiai asked me to help her with some simple translating and that was very easy to do. I'm always glad to help my friends with their English situations. It may be just looking over some English sentences. It may be translating something or correcting a composition etc. I figure God put me in Japan for some reason and if in 30 years I've picked up enough Japanese to be able to translate things, and if I enjoy writing and revising in the first place, then the people around me should use me as much as possible! Anyway, in return for my help, look what she sent me! Mrs. Ochiai is a computer whiz and she was the one who got me started blogging. She does some fantastic things with a picture software and she made this collage of quilting pictures that I've posted on my blog these past few months. All the quilts except for the one second down on the right (the raffle quilt I won) were made by me. But definitely all these quilts weren't made in just these past months. Some are new, some are older than the hills. Anyway, I get to show you this and boast a bit and thank Mrs. Ochiai too! Thank you!



9 comments:

quiltpixie said...

the collage is a wonderful thank you. You have some very thoughtful friends :-)

JudyL said...

Your Japanese friends are blessed to have you to help them with their English. Love the collage and all the quilts!

marisa said...

lovely collage.Have a good week.Ciao

anne bebbington said...

Some lovely quilts in your collage Tanya

Helen said...

Is that a new banner on your blog as well? It looks great. I must find some time to learn how to "pretty up" my blog.

YankeeQuilter said...

I second Helen's comment. Blogs are getting quite fancy these days and I am feeling a bit old fashioned! Thwe quilt collage is quite pretty.

The Calico Cat said...

Love the collage-o-quilts!

(I still want to do the "Rachel's Star" pattern...)

KDS said...

You are welcome. I'm glad I could be of help.

Now its my turn to ask for help. Can you please edit the post and remove the <pre> </pre> tags surrounding the text My understanding...... reasonable to me!? I a bit surprised how blogger is showing that part in multiple lines but on PTT it is just one line; as it should be. You could use the <tt> tag to have similar font for the text (replace <pre> with <tt> and </pre> with </tt>).

KDS said...

Perfect. Thanks a lot.