Thursday, August 13, 2015
... are sewing and tatting. And even though I have an important wedding to attend in TWO days, my brain is planning some sewing. Tatting bags? Or maybe a crazy quilt! Whatever I end up making, I just had to share a picture of today's delivery that arrived amid my beautification appointments :)
Monday, August 3, 2015
He loved the quilt.
We had ice cream from Dairy Queen to celebrate the Big 3-0 birthday yesterday. The birthday boy is thrilled to have his own quilt - and not to have to use the pink one or the zebra print one that my daughter so kindly shares. Ha! And for his birthday, he ... yep ... went fishing.
We girls also loved the bachelorette party for the girl in love :) Saturday, the bride-to-be and her wonderful friends gathered for one last hoo-rah before the wedding. We painted and drank wine while chatting for about 3 hours. I definitely do not know how to paint. Especially not clouds. It's harder than it seems like it should be! I think I was following directions (to a fault) rather than thinking about the picture I was creating.
My cousin joined us for the day - she IS an artist. Her clouds are perfect.
On with the last couple of weeks before the big day!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
I've squeaked out another tatted cross with the Sulky Blendables.
Mary Konior's Large Cross is one of my favorite crosses, but it truly is 'large'. I've tatted it in the past with size 20 thread and it ends up as big as a page in a book! (Ok, my book does suggest size 40 thread, but I have such an abundance of beautiful colors in size 20). The sulky thread is the perfect size, and as I've said before, it would compare to size 40. Maybe I should start using the recommended thread sizes?
In any case, a beautiful pattern is even more wonderful with the right thread!