Jan 10, 2011
This is about as close to getting outside today as I am going to get. It's bitter cold, and windy. Not a good combination here in the Land Of Enchantment. The window is all fogged up because I am having to boil water in the house to get some moisture in the air. It gets so dry here, the static could run the toaster!!
I've been working on that wall hanging for the past week. I tried that one week -one project thing. I think it would have worked if I had not chosen (for some insane reason) to hand quilt it.
I bought this fabric sometime last year or so, not knowing what I was going to do with it...just loved it;) I didn't realize it at the time, but the floral fabric and the skull fabric have a very similar color palette. Both are by Alexander Henry, so that is probably why;) Go figure;)
I tried to take a picture of the hand quilting from the front, but the camera didn't like it very well. If you enlarge this one, you can see the echo quilting I am doing. I'm still shaking my head as to why I decided to quilt it this way. Glutton for punishment?? You should see my fingers from all the needle pricks. The callus' are coming along nicely;)
As for other news....the hubby has decided to dabble in home brewing....
I got him the brewing kit for Christmas. He had been pining to do this for years. I finally decided to spoil him a bit, and let him play;) He gets to open the first bottle sometime later this week. It's been in the process of becoming beer since the week before Christmas. He drools every time he goes to check on it;)
I totally spaced that my brother's wife is due for delivery via C-section here in a couple of weeks. I am throwing together a quilt for the baby from some greens that I have on hand. Do you know how hard it is to find prints that are "boyish"??? I'm sure you have an idea. Especially when you can't use blue.
I'm going to take it easy for the rest of the night, chit chat with the kids and family, and put my feet up. The hubby is off for the rest of the week, so I need to get my "girl" time in...meaning I get to use the X-box tonight all by myself:)
Happy Quilting, and Stay Warm!!