Hello dear blog friends. I’m checking in today to tell you that I am going to be very sporadic at blogging in the next few weeks. Today when I was looking at my calendar I realized that my son turns 18 this Thursday…as in THIS THURSDAY!!!!!!! For some reason I mistakenly thought that this event was weeks away. Then I came to the even more frightening realization that…my kids both move into the dorms at their college three weeks later….eeeepppp!
That plus some unexpected developments, albeit good ones, have cropped up. These include lots of paper work and hair pulling as well as more mortar and grout but in the end everything is hopefully going to work out for the best for us.
And, of course there is work…..
Hopefully I will be back to my usual wordy self by August 24…in the mean time please excuse the sporadic blogging.
I wanted my cute flowers to have a button for the center but I just couldn’t find the right ones. Well, actually I did find the right ones but they were EXPENSIVE. So, I thought why not try to make my own. If you have been following this blog at all you know that I use circles in my appliqués all the time. I figured you could just use the same technique but instead of pressing at the end just pop a button in there. Here’s how I did it.
I found these inexpensive buttons at the craft store.
I cut a circle of fabric slightly less than twice the size.
Here I am taking a running stitch around the edge.
Things are a little scary here. I was just gearing up to work on this new little project for the blog when the terrible news of ANOTHER mass shooting in Colorado hit. This one really hit close to home. My daughter was at a different movie theater with her friends at the same time. I remember waking up at 3:15am and realizing she wasn’t there. Thank God for cell phones because she answered right away when I called her and told me she was on her way home. None of us knew the news of the shooting yet. Needless to say, we are all grief stricken here in Colorado.
So, today’s Design Wall Monday is more of a little preview and progress report. Here is the beginning of a project with that yummy fabric from last week. I am in the process of machine quilting it.
Here is what’s going to get added. These little dimensional flowers are fun to make and I have tutorials on how to do that. Also, that is a custom fabric covered button that I will show you how to do…no kit or anything.
Finally, I have a little tutorial planned on how I am quilting that gorgeous large scale floral in the border.
I sure hope I can get to it all this week but right now the top of the pile is some freelance work.
Head on over to Judy's blog and see what everyone else is up to.
Today I am doing something I have never ever done before. I’m shooting a professional video on how to make these fabric covered journals. I have visions of the Broadcast News flop sweat scene stuck in my head. By the way, if you haven’t seen Broadcast News, the flop sweat scene is totally HILARIOUS.
My other fear is that I start giggling uncontrollably. You see, when I was in college my cousin and I signed ourselves up to be zombie voices in a Day of the Dead movie…I’m not making this up, really. Apparently when they make a zombie movie none of the actors are groaning and making zombie sounds when they film. They add those later. Basically to do this they put a large group of people in a sound stage and show the zombie scenes. The people are supposed to groan and make zombie noises while watching the movie. Long story short, I was a miserable failure. They had to stop recording multiple times because I would start laughing so hard. Finally this loud voice came out of a speaker saying,
“Would the girl in the red sweater PLEASE exit the premises”