Friday, November 28, 2014

Dissapointment in a box

zzz Quil... I had hoped you would be wonderful. Alas you are not. Headaches every morning.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A new me

Not too long ago my friend was posting about this awesome box she got from Influenster. She was all about the looks and products. I thought to myself... I have to try it out. Now, I have my first box. back when I lived in Dallas, I tried Mary Kay. At that time I didn't wear much makeup & thought their products were okay (at best). Now I have a handful of Mary Kay products to try. I am in love with the Lash Love® Mascara in I ♥ Black, Mango Tango nourishine plus lip gloss and the apricot twist cream eye color. Funny thing about the lip gloss is I typically run away from anything Mango. This stuff is now part of my daily wear. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The loving tree

There are so many cute couples in my life. There is one in particular that has known each other since high school. They got married over Labor Day weekend. I almost had their quilt done before the wedding. Alas, my quilting got goobered up on the border, and I had to frog it. Thus, the hand binding I was doing had to take a pause. I took me just long enough to miss having the quilt done before the wedding.

The process began with asking what their favorite colors and shapes were. They said neutrals, nothing overly bright, with words or anything too funky. So DH & I dug thru my stash. What did I find? Some pretty tree fabric I bought when we were in Wylie for a week. Specifically, Beautiful Trees by Camelot Cottons in a fat quarter bundle.

Next, we looked at a ton of quilt patterns. Had a couple of ideas, but nothing was like "YES!" Then we pulled other coordinates to see what we could come up with. Not really enough to make any specific pattern, especially after we got to cutting. Just not enough for a wonky log cabin or anything. The light bulb went off! And this is what we came up with
Similar to a coin purse type of pattern, with sashing between the charm squares. The sashing was 2.5 inches. Nice & balanced, so I think.

Borders. Yes, it needs borders:
Now on to the basting. I thought I would try glue basting. Precisely, mixing water & Elmer's glue, misting on each layer of the quilt and ironing the water out. It worked. My ratio was 3 parts water to 1 part glue. I just didn't like the crispyness of the texture. This said I am going to keep buying basting spray until I have a frame to quilt on. 

The quilting is a fun swirly pattern throughout the top and the outer border has a nice loopy pattern. The binding is done by hand. I wrapped the backing fabric around to the front with about 1/2 inch showing.  

The gift was given and much loved. 

With Love

And on the third day, 
she rose,
she ascended,
to be the angel,
and the Shepard,
we all needed.