Sunday, March 27, 2011

a few low days

I've spent the last several days in a lethargic state due to a small medication adjustment. I'm very sensitive and it takes me a bit of time to get going again. I'm back today to as close to normal as I'm going to get.
One thing that got me quite excited to day was that I got my orange zigzag quilt back from the machine quilter. I love the pattern she used for the edge to edge quilting! Now I just have to cut and sew the binding which I haven't chosen yet.

Anytime I come across something new (to me), I like to share. Recently, I read an article about the cancer causing chemicals that are present on the lining of microwave popcorn bags. A suggestion for an alternative was to buy bulk popcorn kernels, add a small bit of olive oil, perhaps some salt, and put it into a regular brown bag to pop in the microwave. I had my doubts, as I could picture the bag opening and the popcorn going everywhere, but it did not and it popped perfectly. I simply folded the bag over a few times. I used to have a hot air popper but haven't found another one. This is a pretty good alternative, and it is cheaper than the store bought version too.
I'm almost finished my little truck hanging, but in the meantime I have finished knitting these yoga socks and tried them out a few times. They work very well. Now my husband wants  a pair.

Last but not least, is this quilted bag that I purchased from
Wanda at Exuberant Color.I love it. She also very generously stuffed it with
some Kaffe Fassett fabric bits that I can use in my Cobblestones blocks.
Quilters and artists are so generous!


kathy said...

Love the yoga socks..I've never seen anything like them but you gotta love making socks that have no heels or toes!

Lana C. said...

Hey Holly!! I always love coming to visit your blog. It's like going on a unique window shopping trip with an inside view to the store-owner's very interesting life of inspiration. The quilt stitching is whimsical and beautiful. One day, I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to learn how to quilt. I tried it once, but it was a disaster. Maybe I can join a group nearby and try again.

Lana C.

Melly Testa said...

I think I should make a pair of those. I am always walking around with my socks half on and half off.

imquilternity said...

Love your quilt, love your yoga socks (what a great idea!) and love the popcorn idea. You are just full of great stuff today!! Wanda is such a lovely person. I purchased a journal from her about a year ago and it was just lovely - such excellent craftsmanship!