Things were going along pretty nicely and I was enjoying the smallness of the process.
Until I tried to put on a binding!!!
|First attempt at tiny binding|
I ended up with a wonky mess and just knew that my ugly binding had ruined the whole quilt. Not only was it thick, but the corners seemed to be falling off the edges, and it was just a mess.
I removed the binding and decided to ask for advice. I received wonderful advice and tips from Janet at Roque Quilter (who is known for her incredible mini and small quilts) and Debbie at Homemaking Dreams and Angel Scraps Quilting.(probably my longest blogging buddy and she makes beautiful things) (I was doing the corners all wrong and I learned to use a single fold binding instead of the double fold like we do with larger quilts)
I also held everything down with my mini clips, which helped secure the binding in place while I was sewing. Notice I changed the binding fabric to the same fabric as my border, to help camouflage my boo boo's.
Not perfect, but way better!!
Thank you Janet and Debbie (and also thanks to a few Youtube video's I watched).
Moving on to other things...
Do you know what these things are? They are oysters. Hubby and I went out on the boat in January (I've never been out in the winter before) to search for oysters. I had never been oyster-ing and I had so much fun. It was truly like searching for Easter eggs in the water. We came home and hubby shucked them all (we had approx 100 oysters). I fried enough for our supper and we froze the rest of them. I'll definitely do this again with him.
Do you like oysters? I ate one raw on a cracker and it took all my strength and willpower to get it down without gagging. Around here, you are pretty tough if you can do that!
And I did go through with recoloring my hair after going through the long process of letting my gray take over.
My hairdresser used a semi permanent gloss (versus creme color) that should wash out over time. This may be a great alternative for me, since I can change my mind without having to grow all the color out again.... maybe? I'm not sure if it works that way, but that's what I understood.
I'm also trying to let my short 'pixie' cut fill in a little and not be so very short. Of course, this is after my hairdresser styled it and it hasn't looked this nice since. I'll be able to style it correctly just before it's time for another trim. Does anyone else have this problem with fresh haircuts?
And look who lost his first tooth:
That's about it for this post. My friend liked her candle mat that I posted in the last blog post. She told me she has a yo yo maker, too, but has never made the first yo yo! We are truly kindred spirits. Happy Birthday Wanda!