Nothing but a wall of white fog everywhere you look. Some days it doesn't lift 'til the afternoon even inland where we live, and at the coast can linger all day long. Boring and cold!
A few months ago I gave a visiting old friend one of my heart mug mats--along with a couple of others to give to her mom and aunt. Well, my friend's daughter Rachel loved it and so I was asked if I might be willing to make one specially for her. Of course I would! They provided the fabric--but there was a twist with the package I received.
Rachel is in a sorority at TCU and their colors are yellow-gold and black. She also wanted the heart changed to a kite, as it is one of the sorority's emblems. I searched and searched through my magazines and patterns but came up empty until I went online Saturday morning and found an old block of the month from UCquilts.com that had a 6" paper pieced kite and four patches as a tail. I decided to adapt the idea and use squares folded into triangles to make three 3D "bows" for the kite's tail. I wanted to jump right into the idea but instead spent the day with DD Erica on a DIY job, making over her bathroom.
This beat up old oak cabinet was supposed to end up as a deep chocolatey brown with the stain we bought. However, after three trips to the home center, a lot of breathing of fumes, sandpaper dust, and scraping of the doors that we started with, by Sunday night the doors turned out looking like something from the 60's that people have been tearing out for decades. Back to square one on that project. An opaque stain or paint is next, I guess.
Sunday morning I did actually sew, since I needed a gift for a bridal shower and naturally waited until the last minute to decide what to make. I put together a Snap Bag but didn't get a photo of it since I was so late to my future niece's event.
Here the lovely young lady is with the ribbons from all her gifts made into a bouquet. Traditionally at showers, each ribbon that gets broken is supposed to mean how many babies there will be. The bride-to-be was very careful not to break any until the end, when she broke two on purpose :) Only 47 days to the wedding so I guess I better get cracking on their quilt!