Thursday, January 28, 2010


Good Morning!!! We had some questions about "Breath of Spring"!
Hi Holly! The pillow pattern is in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue #125 of Quiltmaker magazine. Hi to you too, Kathy! The stitchery is traced onto the background fabric and then tinted with plain old Crayola crayons. All you have to do is color lightly...make it look the way you want it to turn out when you're done - the crayon won't fade when it's heat set with an iron! .... then place a paper towel over the colored portion of the design and iron with a hot iron. Look at the paper towel to see if any color has transferred to it. If it has, put another clean paper towel over the design and iron again. Do this until no color transfers to the towel (usually 2 paper towels do the trick!!). It's important that you color on the traced design BEFORE basting.... anything on the back of the fabric such as a piece of thread, lint, crumbs on the table etc.... will cause the crayon to be darker in that area. Remember the crayon or charcoal rubbings we all did when we were kids??? It will do THAT! YIKES!!! The coloring doesn't have to be really intense. A very, very light tinting will be intensified once the stitching is in place around and on top of it..... SO pretty!!
OH!! The new house is a beehive of activity this morning! Trucks and men everywhere!! YAHOO!!!!.................................................... that came out wrong.......................... yahoo because of the activity, not because of the men everywhere! LOL!!!!! It's like they're dressing it up for the ball, and now they're putting on her jewelry! What a transformation after all these months of waiting... and WAITING!!! Door handles..........yeah, I remember picking those out!, mirrors and light fixtures and sinks and appliances, OH MY! It's been such a long wait, but today, really well worth it! I'm doing a little happy dance!
Hope your day is happy too! xox Meg


cathie said...

So pleased it is all coming together, with your new home - I hope you really love and enjoy the results. May it be filled with love always and all your dreams come true. Cathie from oz

little acorns said...

Yea!!! I'm so excited for you! Watching the finishing touches actually happen is so exciting!. . . & soon you will actually get to use that kitchen & sleep in your bed in your new bedroom. . . It Will Happen! Woo-Hoo!
xo, Bren

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for answering my question. You are always so helpful.
I love your blog. I found it when I had to leave Family, friends and the teaching job I loved and move from California to South Dakota. God blessed us and we are back home again. Your blog helped me get through some lonely days. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!