Monday, March 23, 2009

Tiles are taking over...

I had planned to post the recipe for tonight's supper - carrot ginger soup - but it appears that I already did that. Oh well. It was as yummy tonight as it was back in August when we made it.

Not much to report today. I am still semi-consumed by this tile workshop thing and have been practicing on L. Yesterday I made her learn to put tiles down with the adhesive and today I taught her how to apply grout. She has decided that I do not charge nearly enough for installing tile. Heh.

L has been extremely patient with me as I have practiced teaching people how to lay tile. Yesterday, I put on my teacher voice and we spread adhesive on some plywood and then laid out the tiles.


We each did a couple of boards of tiles so that there will be something ready to be grouted at Saturday's workshop. Here are a couple of samples ready to go.


We did a couple boards with that cool artisan-made tile I got down on Little Deer Isle and for fun today, I taught L how to apply grout and then clean the tiles. Here is the finished product of her efforts. She and I are both quite proud!


That's it for today. Writing over at the other blog is taking some of my time, but not as much as I had feared. It is the research that is exhausting!

6 comments:

Angel said...

Are you going to frame L's tiled & grouted board and turn it into an end table?

Robin said...

"It is the research that is exhausting!"

Bwahahahahaha!

(I should only have research like that in my life - can you spell "overtired and in a serious rut"?)

I put mosaic tile on a small table a few years back (watched a lot of DIY shows when on my first maternity leave) - looked fantastic, but I missunderstood the instructions and thought I had to let the grout dry before cleaning off the excess! It still looks good, but it's a bumpy messy good LOL.

Queenie said...

very nice tiles...

twoladiesinwaiting.com said...

OH! I love your tile! And skills. We have no skills.

CaroleMcDonnell said...

Wow! Those tiles look so lovely. And I really must make that carrot ginger soup. -C

Diane said...

great tile skills! and, it seems the "research" on your other blog, while "exhausting", is going swimmingly as well, if you don't mind my sayin :j