7/05/2007

Patriotic House Blocks...a day late...


Got my official LQS work name tag made; now my name tag will look just like all the other girls'.

I made three more blocks to add to the set of 6" patriotic house blocks that I began last year as an alternative LQS BOM. Now there are ten. At this point, I figure that ten is practically as good as twelve. I had wanted to post these yesterday for the Fourth, but it took until 3am this morning to persuade Comcast to activate the new cable modem MAC address to regain internet. I used up 71 of my 300 monthly cell phone minutes in several phone calls to accomplish what turned out to be an Enormous and Difficult Challenge for Comcast. Usually they just do this in a few minutes while you are on the phone with them, but this time I talked to every untrained idiot they have hired out of the closest back alleys and nobody but the last guy at 3am the next day (bless you last guy) knew how to take care of it while I was on the phone. Everybody else was telling me it would take three hours and would be done by a far distant (hell evidently) department, but even that didn't work. One dimwit sent through the USB MAC address instead of the Cable MAC address; excuse me, I believe Comcast has a specialty in CABLE? Even I, never trained in internet activation, knew that was goofy but you figure these people have some vague notion of what they are doing. This was the same sugarpoof who also asked me to get out the CD that came with the modem, which is utterly irrelevant to the goal, and also asked me what color the modem was and we ended up debating royal blue versus purple tonal similarities. She is following her own divine checklist through life and I now have heart trouble. Anyhow here's my Fourth of July post a day late.

So how to set these houses. Like this?

This way, there would be another orphan block for Finn's Orphan Train!

Or like this, with solid fabrics setting them apart?


Use some or all of these for borders, etc.?

15 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, I like the first one--looks like a little neighborhood of patriotic houses!

Gail said...

I like the second arrangement. And can anyone explain why they are called "help" desks or customer support? Oh wait, customer support is because the customer is supporting the various phone companies and help idiots with the amount of time they spend on the wires!

Carol said...

I love the first one...I always like when the houses are together. Your houses are wonderful!

Marcie said...

I love house blocks and yours are terrific! Happy July!

Hanne said...

I like the first setting the best :-)
Pffft on help-desk-know-nothing-people. Been there, done that and changed internet provider too ;-)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ooh all together in one cozy village!

ROZ said...

Karen, I love your blog. I like to do "primitive" stuff too. Roz

Nancy in MT said...

Julia, the first setting with all the houses in a row, stunning with all your fabric choices all next to each other.

Mama Koch said...

I like the houses close together. They're SO cute!

kjquilts said...

I like the nine houses close together. Looks like a little patriotic neighborhood!

Jeanne said...

Oh, Karen, laughing out loud at the Comcast experience!

LOVE the houses! I'd vote for all close together.

Jeanne :)

Sharon said...

Me too that likes the houses next to each other. They make me smile like your expression of Sugarpoof!

Kim said...

I know your modem experience wasn't very funny to you at the time, but it cracked me up! LOL! Yeah, I'm a little bit twisted, I guess. Anyway, I like the first setting best except I think a little sashing between the blocks would set them off and not make the chimneys run into the bottoms of the houses above. Love the blocks!

Libby said...

Maybe it's because I am longing for a little more space of my very own, but I like the second option *s*

meggie said...

I too have met the clones of your help folk! Always good to laugh at another's frustrating tale.
Love your houses, but I am a country girl, not so close for me.
You dont think some sashing?? close, but not too close?
They are lovely though.