Monday, February 27, 2012
I had a full but relaxing weekend. I managed to follow a DIY dishwasher detergent recipe from Pinterest that works beautifully. I sewed a navy year round wool skirt for my daughter's upcoming trip in March. I sewed more sashing into my school quilt. Helped hubby work on the window casings for the barn (froze). Celebrated my oldest daughter's 20th birthday, which is really today. Made a yummy pork roast, sweet potato casserole, baked mac n cheese and broccoli for her dinner. We also had a Heath Bar Cake for dessert. Had a great day at church yesterday. Talked to my mom a ton-which is always nice. We were discussing our Craftsy blocks. She is a wonderful quilter-I am a newbie! Now it is back to the laundry and school and a few Etsy orders. Life is good!
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I found this bread on pinterest this morning while I was looking for the large hair bow my oldest daughter wants me to make for her. The bread looked so yummy, I decided to throw it together. I made a few adjustments to the recipe, but the bread is WONDERFUL!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
I always seem to find other things to do when I actually have time to quilt. It really scares me. I think getting everything to line up sparks dread and fear in me. I just want everything to be even so that I don't have to worry about squaring everything up at the end. Uneven rows, points that don't meet, sashes of different sizes-uugghh! But today, I decided to jump right in to my Craftsy-Block of the Month video and try one. I had watched the video to see how "easy" it would be. Suprisingly, today went well. Not fast mind you, but well. It took me about an hour to do one block. I know-speed demon! Maybe I will do the next January block this weekend. (This pic is pre-squaring)
Saturday, February 11, 2012
On another note, I finally finished my Valentine's embroidery. I get the embroidery newsletter and this was the free pattern last month. I normally don't download them, but this was really cute. They don't come with instructions, so I just winged the stitches. I am glad I finished it. I really like needlework. Very repetitive and soothing. I am just that kinda girl.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I adore the smell of lavender! So fresh and clean. I ordered some recently and made a little sachet tonight. I think these would make simply perfect gifts for any female friend or family member I know. They make closets, drawers-well just about everything smell better. I saw a lady on Etsy who sells them as reusable and eco-friendly dryer sheets. They probably don't help with static but your sheets and towels would smell wonderful. I think it is a pretty awesome idea that I might try.