Saturday, June 11, 2016

One of Those Days, Weeks a Month

I have perfected the moisturizer I make.  It is a mixture of Green Tea, coconut oil, cocoa butter, safflower and beeswax.  Sometimes it separates and that bugs me.  This time-it is a perfect texture and I scented it with lemongrass essential oil so it is a delight to the nose, too!  I use this head to toe and it is a balm to my poor body.  
In minutes and snatches, I pulled some turquoise and lime green fabric for this month's RSC2016.
When I find a minute , I sew for a bit.  I set up his train set in the studio so he is enticed to play so I can make use of the 20 minutes. 
I did make the 9th block today so I have this month's quota finished! 
I also put the additional border on the tumbler quilt.  It looks done to me now! 
I ended up buying a completely different fabric for the border of the clamshell quilt and it looks like it is meant to be now.  It is very rich. 
Today, Bill and I pulled out the tons of African Iris' out of this plant area on the pool patio.
We planted some begonias and impatiens so that there would be color and a better scale.
The irises had done too well and it looked like a jungle instead of a flower bed! 
We scaled back the other area, also, and it makes the whole area more open.  I do like less when it comes to all of my space.  I do hate clutter.  Maybe its because life gets cluttered and I can't do anything about that but I can make my living area more simple!!!!
Nyki has the right idea;  just take a nap and think about it tomorrow....

8 comments:

  1. Those African Irises do well here too. We've ripped out every few years and given the extras away. LOL

    Nyki looks very comfortable taking a nap on the deck.

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  2. Clutter is my middle name I am sad to say. Too many projects, too little storage space.
    Your quilts are amazing, as usual and as for that lotion....yummy! I am covered head to toe these days in one I made to scare away bugs. Not exactly glamorous but it does seem to help when I remember to put it on.

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  3. I love how the right border just makes a quilt's piecing sing!

    Next time your irises get crazy, I'd love to snitch some for transplant to Georgia -- I had some at our house in Illinois and have missed them ever since. :)

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  4. PS -- I "fell off the wagon" with using your lotion on my feet, and they have been a mess -- but after only a couple of days of using it at bedtime again, they are already much improved. Sometimes mothers know what they are talking about! ;)

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  5. I'm wth the cat. But then that means my house goes to pot, so sometimes I have to adult and just do it. But I agree on clutter. For me right now it's the clutter of knick knacks in the house. I need to disperse some photos to other areas, photos of my daughters have taken over!!! LOL, but I do so enjoy seeing them at the stages of their lives. Blessing to you!

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  6. I like the blues and turquoise of the "windmill" pattern - but the clamshells are absolutely gorgeous! and why do cats always look like deflated ballons, when they take a nap?:)

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  7. Quilts are beautiful, and so is Nyki

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  8. I love the quilts you are making!!! And I understand about clutter. Scott and I are clearing out items we don't need/use and it's a long term project. I am ready to have just those things I need in my life - things I actually use.

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