Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Prince

The class always loved to hear stories about me. If they thought I was going to tell them a story from my childhood (or just from the day before) they would shush each other and pay rapt attention.

So it was inevitable that one day they would learn their teacher has a thing for Prince, or as this square depicts, the artist formally known as Prince.

In Grade Eight Prince was in town. I went alone and had front row seats! It was an amazing evening. This square is a reminder that even at 56 I wasn't too old to dance the night away in front of one of my idols.

P is also for Pi.

Grade Eight math is not for the weak of heart what with Pythagoras's theorem, square root algorithms, and learning how to calculate the area of a circle.

This square reminds me of all our math lessons, starting in grade one when we look at the quality of numbers before venturing into the four processes.

It is interesting and a bit serendipitous that as I come to this square on the quilt I have just finished knitting a pi shawl. A shawl where the stitches are calculated using pi.

So, of course, I need to include that picture here too!


  1. Good for you bopping away to Prince! I think he is great as well, by the way. Your pi shawl was amazing, you are so talented in so many ways!

  2. The shawl is stunning! Love the Prince icon and the reference to "formerly known as..." Bringing back my own memories!

  3. I will be 56 in July and was inspired. Lovely quilts and appliqué
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  4. One of my colleagues is a massive Prince fan so I've had quite an education in the last year.

    I love your Pi shawl, it looks fantastic and I love the colours in it. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  5. What an incredible theme! What an incredible quilt!!
    I'm so thankful today that I found this blog - thank you for sharing this beauty.

  6. I am ashamed to admit that Ive never been a fan of the artist formerly known as Prince, because these days I find myself bopping cheerfully along whenever I hear his stuff... but I would love to have been there with you to party like it was 1999 ...


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