Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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
Friday, February 13, 2015
small squares 2 by 2 inches
corner square in white 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
corners for the side rectangles 2 x 2 inches
side rectangles 3 1/2 x 5
A week ago I was at a retreat. Lots 'o' snow all around.
If you are not familiar with Buffalo Ridge, it is a pattern from the book Nickel Quilts.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
This is a quarter of the block. I am doing mine in Batiks. I have a bunch of scrap batik pieces. I have never made a batik quilt before. So how did I end up with all these scraps. Mostly from making bags, purses and scrap bags that I buy from a local quilt store.