Saturday, September 16, 2017

More is more?

OMG!  The t-shirt quilt I made for my daughter is like Joey Tribiani's entertainment center!  

As she outgrew her t-shirts, I started cutting out the logos.  I thought these would make a great quilt for her take to college.  Since the knit is so stretchy, I bordered the cut-outs with cotton fabric and stored the blocks.  This summer, I started assembling the blocks into panels.  

I used most of the blocks in the quilt top, but I had so many that I also placed some blocks in the backing.  
I knew it was big, when I measured it for the batting and backing.   But, now that it's sewn and quilted, it still hangs over the sides of my California King mattress.  

When it's on her TwinXL-sized dorm bed, will it overhang like that entertainment center covered Joey's and Chandler's doors?  

I need to know when to stop.  Less is more.  At least, it's completed.  

Friday, September 15, 2017

The weekend begins today

I haven't been crafting much and haven't blogged in a REALLY long time.  The business of life (especially, commuting for kids who don't drive) took up most of my time.  But, my daughter got her driver's license this summer and my son began his driver education; so, I'm thinking that I will be able to get back to crafting.  

What to work on this weekend?  Canvases for my daughter's dorm room wall.  We're going to paint some and embellish with her favorite quotes, and stretch canvas photos on others.  Update to follow...

Monday, February 8, 2016

trying something new

Happy Lunar New Year!

I would love to be posting about wonderful new crafts I'm trying and updating my progress on some old ones, but you can see that I haven't had much activity lately.  Since the new year represents a new beginning,  I'm trying something new.  My goal is to post things I love and quotes that inspire me.  I think these two are a good start.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Another quote to share

Tales from a happy house.: About Me: ..."learning from my mistakes and trying my best as I go"
I hope that I remember this from Gillian, as I embrace the challenges and celebrations of life.

I love reading these quotes. So true.

GraceLinBlog: fortune cookie friday: "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." - Buddha

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mandala update

I've continued to use up my yarn by crocheting mandalas, discovering different patterns and color combinations.  My next step is to find a layout to display them.

I've been waiting to see how Lucy at Attic24 will be displaying all the mandalas she has received (as of today, she has loaded photos of 1,190 on her pinterest board. Wow!) at Yarndale 2014.  Will she hang them?  Will she attach them to the wall(s)?  Will the cover the workshop tables?  Will they be part of the outdoor yarn bombing?

For now, I am planning to attach my mandalas to this artist's canvas and fill in the extra spaces with some sort of crocheted flowers.  Do you have any suggestions?

I hope you are happily crafting too!