I have laughed so much today and yesterday, I feel like RUNNING up and down the stairs.
That may not sound like much to some, but believe me, I usually SAUNTER down the stairs hoping I don't miss my step and go tumbling.
Of course, I usually have a cup of coffee or several dishes or fabric in my hands.
Terry came over again today and brought the most fun thing with her. I do live a bit of a sheltered life here in the deep woods of Kingston, OK, and I don't get out much to real towns except on the internet. Even with Amazon and Zappos, I had never heard of Nail Wraps. I had noticed them on Terry and thought they were really cute.
I was working on my new Louise Cutting MHAF blouse, but when I saw what Terry brought with her, I decided to sit down and PLAY.
Here's a peak:
Terry had a book with a whole bunch of different designs, but I chose this one because I love black and white. I didn't stop to think that it might not be appropriate for antique hands, but....
Here is a little video we made for you. Wish you could have been here.
After we got the nail wraps on, we started talking about quilting. Terry asked me what I was going to do after the lighthouses are done -- not realizing that they may NEVER get done at the rate I am going -- but I actually did have a project waiting for sashing and borders. I had gotten stuck on fabric choices. The kit I purchased came with some fabrics, but I didn't really like them. Fortunately, I do have about 10,000 fat quarters here, so I went looking for some more choices.
I found out that Terry is a Professional photographer!!! Isn't that just amazing? She knows all about Photoshop. She probably has the whole PS, however, and I just have Elements. I am looking forward to her teaching me more about PS as I teach her more about quilting designs and free motion and stuff.
Here is the quilt I am working on. Terry helped me pick navy blue sashing and brown corner blocks. LOOK THOUGH, the corner blocks can't be placed at all the corners! How weird is that?! I never noticed that until right this minute. I may just leave them off. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
I better get back to my new blouse. I'll show it to you WITH the jacket on top when I get it done.
Note to Debora: I use everything under the sun to mark fabrics. Something that works really well on cottons for me are WASHABLE markers. I opened a box today that I found in the closet. I had bought it years ago for my grandchildren. There are ONE HUNDRED colors! Yay!
I did a test one time using two big squares of white 100% cotton broadcloth. I marked 12 squares on each piece of fabric. Then I colored in each of the squares on both pieces with a different color from a box of 12 WASHABLE markers. Then I IRONED one square. I did NOT iron the other one. Then I threw both of the squares in the washer and dryer. BOTH OF THEM came out perfectly clean and white.
I have used them since on nearly everything I make. I also use chalk. I have found that blue and yellow NEVER come out, BUT if I use it lightly in a place that nobody will see, I don't care. I use the carbon paper sheets you put between the layers. I use the air erasable pens. I use chalk pencils with erasers. I use those pens with the colored lead in them, however, I can never get them to make a mark or if I do, the lead breaks off. I paid a lot for them, but never use them now.