Sunday, May 18, 2008
I'm still sewing every night!!
These are the most recent blocks I finished (some were started a few weeks ago) for the embroidery quilt I am making in class. I have always wanted a mostly red and white quilt and thought this would be a good one for doing that. The flowers are colorful enough to carry the quilt by themselves, so the red and white fabric is not too boring. I do have another one that I did a few years back that I added to last summer, but it was a pieced quilt, not embroidered. maybe I will actually quilt that other one this summer. Speaking of quilting, I might attempt to hand quilt this one. I am afraid to do machine quilting for fear of being too aggressive and getting too close to the designs, which will not be quilted. I'd like to hand quilt one project next year, so maybe this one.
I got the supplies for soapmaking ordered, and I was able to get lye at Lowes!! Can you believe you cannot get lye easily any more because it is used in drug making!! So, I did research all week and found a product that is 100% lye, but not too many people around here know about it. Guess that is a good thing. Deb is coming over this Friday (we are off from school for Memorial Day) and we will make our first batch of soap. We had a lesson when we were in Pennsylvania, so are psyched about it!!