Monday, July 6, 2020
Marshall, Curved Hexies, Masks, Needlepoint, and Iced Coffee!
I found some photos on my phone of the planning stages of Marshall. You can see what I had planned for the corners. Whew! I prepped some striped melon shapes and the appliqué has been started.
Look what I pulled out!!! I had the strong urge to make some hexies using my Curved Hexagon ruler. So much fun!!!! I have big plans for this. Do you have a ruler? Want to play along with me? I'm going to start a Curved Hexagon Stitch Along! This will be slow and easy with no stress.
If you'd like a ruler, I'm running a special for only $15 per ruler plus $5 for shipping. Simply email me (email@example.com). I prefer payment via PayPal.
I'm so excited! I'm using a variety of colors of Cherrywood fabrics, but this would be an awesome project for fussy cutting fun fabrics.
So gather your ruler, some fun fabrics, and some 2" hexagon papers (2" on each straight side). Let's get hexie with it!
I still working on my masks - I want to make 30 for our family - five for each person. I'm trying to work on these for about an hour each day until they are complete.
Because I really needed one more project, right??? Haha! I've done a bit of needlepoint in my day, but it's been some time. I read that Jo from jo's country junction had this stocking kit someone had sent her up for grabs. I jumped in and Jo was nice enough to send it to me. In return, I sent her a donation for her postage fund. Jo does such good work - she collects quilt tops and fabrics and sends them on to others who finish them and donate them to charity. She and her daughter are avid quilt designers and often have patterns in magazines. I adore her blog and I think you will, too.
I organized all the threads and have them in labeled baggies - ready to go!
Okay, I'm about to change your life. Really! This summer I've been craving iced coffee. I read somewhere about a quick and easy way to make some. And it's delicious!!!!
1. Make a pot of coffee
2. Stir in one can of sweetened condensed milk.
3. Chill and serve over ice.
That's it! Easy, right? We usually make a double batch and store it in a pitcher in the refrigerator. Mornings are so easy! We are addicted to this stuff and I think you will be too - try it!
So you can see I've been entertaining myself during the pandemic. I'm pretty happy here at home working on projects and keeping our granddaughter a few days per week. She is such a happy baby and makes everything that's going on in the world seem to fade into the background. We try to focus on happy things!