Monday, March 16, 2015

Patricia's Quilt Show March 2015

These are just a few of the quilts from the show.  Stuff that stood out to me for one reason or another.  There were a lot of beautiful quilts.  There were also a lot of people plus I had my children in tow.  It was a fairly quick walk through.
My friend, Sandy of Quilting For The Rest Of Us, had her Numes in the show too! Why I didnt get a picture of it at the show, I will never know.  Maybe because the hall was very crowded and my kids were pestering me to move farther into the show.  Honestly, I think they were anticipating the free candy at the show.

These pics above and below are done with tiny squares.  It was a huge quilt.  I imagine it took forever.  A lot of work! 

The trunks of the trees were people with their arms raised up.



 I love the house in this quilt.   So sweet!
 I have something going very similar to this.  Nearly done...

These ones above and below are by Tina Somerset.  She taught a class I took recently at Patricia's.  Love them!




Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pi Day


My somewhat Pi contribution to Pi Day.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Little French Twists


I love French Twists.  I loved to do them with my hair when I was younger.  I never thought of doing little twists until today.  Yeah.  I am loving it.  Easy and quick and no screaming child.

These little twists are twisted twice.  If you have never made one before here is how you do it.

Grab hair into a loose pony tail.  Above the band divide hair in half, making a hole.  Take end of pony tail and feed it through the hole.  I fed it through twice to get more of a V.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hand Lotion

My hands are VERY dry.  Cracking at the finger nail corners, white and dry, calloused, sand paper fingers.  My kids and husband have told me at one time or another not to touch them with my fingers because they were like sand paper (true story).  No matter how much lotion I would put on, they would stay exactly like they were all winter long.

Then I started using Vaseline and it changed my hands.  They were miraculously mended.  But alas, I read how bad Vaseline is and stopped using it.  Now, I found this.  All natural, made by me so I know exactly what is in it and it works perfectly.  I wont tell you it is not greasy though.  Because it is, but it works like a charm.

I will tell you this stuff is kind of greasy.  It is not the kind of lotion you put on repeatedly through the day and hope to be able to touch things without leaving a greasy mark.  This is the kind of lotion you rub on your hands before bed. Or before you spend the day in your mittens playing outside in the snow.

Lovely Healing Hand Lotion

1/4  cup almond oil or olive oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup beeswax (melted)
1 teaspoon Vitamin Oil
2 tablespoons shea butter
drops of essential oil, such as orange, lavender, rosemary

Melt bees wax in a pan.  Remove from heat and add the remainder of ingredients.  Beat together with a whisk or a mixer. Make sure everything is incorporated before stopping. Let cool a little, beat again. Let cool completely, beat again.  Pour into jars and enjoy!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February Retreat

 The view out our window above and below.
 This day was foggy- could not see the lake that is just beyond the trees.

I love taking pics of knotty trees.
After some overnight wintry mix, there were these beautiful crystals on the branches.



Almost makes you want to pull up a chair and have tea.
 I did not mess with the color of this photo.  Isn't the blueish tinge beautiful!?!
I have more pics of projects that people did.  I will show you those in the next post.  Here are some hexie quilts.



Not hexies but done the same way hexies, just a different shape.