Sunday, October 25, 2009
Ahh, FINALLY a good day! This past week had been totally manic in every way possible. My husband and I got a good dose from Wednesday to yesterday as to what people were talking about when they spoke of Teenagers. Nope, they werent exaggerating a bit. In fact, perhaps they were understating? Or was it that I was really naiive enough to think my 15 year old teenager would be different? Perhaps, a little of both? Anyways, enough of that. Today is the start of a new week and hopefully much better days. :)
There's not really much to report on the quilting/sewing front. However, I did find some really fun things to share about while browsing the web last night. I will share those ideas in a bit.
Remember the Dresden Plate Quilt that I posted about? I did finish it and gave it as a wedding gift. The happy couple loved it. We were camping that weekend and before I started to put the Quilt into a gift bag, I wanted to take a picture of it. Leaving home without checking the camera batteries was NOT a good idea to say the least. I didnt have any pictures to speak of! Luckily, the bride is a family member and she was kind enough to get pics of it for me. I picked the best one to somewhat show you how the quilt ended. It really is pretty. The picture isnt the best, but I was happy to have at least one.
And if that "forgetting to check the batteries in camera" mishap wasnt enough to learn from, what did I go and do today? I forgot to completely take a picture of last nights project.
While scouring blogland last night, I found a tutorial to make the most adorable little apron ensemble, complete with a chef's hat. As we were visiting my husbands cousin last week while she was baking cookies with her 3 year old little girl, I knew I had the perfect recipient for the apron set. Omygosh, it turned out so darn cute! Actually too darn cute. But, alas I dont have pictures again. Mom said in passing that she would take a picture of Nattie baking her cookies this afternoon. I sure hope she does. Of course, if i do get a picture or 2, I will post them here.
So, what did I find interesting last night in blogland?
1. Did you know you can dye buttons? I didnt either! There's several ways to do this. Since I didnt request to quote anothers' blog, my suggestion is...if this is of interest to you, go to google and type in "how to dye buttons" in the search field. Sites will then pop up and you can choose the best method that works for you.
2. As an avid looker, or rather dreamer of Etsy, I found the most adorable Christmas Ornaments. Again, I didnt contact the seller to ask if i could post pictures of her creations on my blog, so you will have to do the work and go to etsy. In the search field, click on the drop down menu and click "sellers", in the box beside that, type "snowfish" and her items will come up in a new window. I assure you, it was very much worth the minute or 2 that it takes to get there. I'm really having a hard time restraining myself from buying several of these adorable ornaments.
Thats pretty much my blog ramblings for today! I'm looking forward to a new week and several ideas are brewing up on the quilting/sewing front. I hope to post a few later this week.