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Jellyroll Quilt Update

As promised, dear readers, I finally have an update for you with regards to the previously posted jellyroll quilt! Now, bear in mind, this is my first attempt ever at making anything of this magnitude — it’s usually just adorable reversible totes for me! — so… Be kind. (Winces) To be honest, I’m sort of … Making this up as I go along? (I believe it’s called “quilting by the seat of your pant,” but who knows?) 😉 With that said, I’ve done a simple basting stitch just to get a look at how it’ll all come together, so no binding yet. That’s a project for another day!!

Without further ado, I give you… My first quilt, tacky-jelly-style!! Wooo!!

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Remember how originally I only had that cool blue-green-sea sort of theme going on? Well, we ran out of jelly strips, & couldn’t locate another matching set (I had already scrapped what matching cloth I had), so Boo picked out another set… For the life of me, I’m not sure why, but he chose the silver/purple combo. It actually turned out pretty neat… Well, interesting, at least.

We Boo also selected the backing — a lovely, soft, fuzzy number with “comfy bumps” on it. Here’s some shots of that fancy back:

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Ooooo!! How exciting, no?! (Squee!) I’m so nervous about the binding, but the links that the fabulous Sevi left me were oh-so-helpful, so I’m sure it will turn out just fine. ^_^ Hooray for calming nerves!! (Though some amaretto helps with that, too! Haha!)

Wish me luck!
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

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Sticky Feet!!

So my health has improved, but my cough continues to keep me up at night. Last night, many folk in the area were awoken by the mighty thunder from the tropical storms, but my sleep was interrupted by constant coughing. Obviously, my cough medicine has not been working very well, so I tried other remedies, from drinking warm liquids, to rubbing Vicks Vapo-rub on my chest & throat, to gargling with salt water, but still couldn’t keep from coughing. I finally took to the interwebs & found something mentioning Vicks on…FEET?! I recalled Mum mentioning something about that a long, long time ago, so I figured “what the hey” & went to rubbing the bottoms of my feet with Vicks, then covered them in socks, & almost IMMEDIATELY I felt soooo much better…! I slept the rest of the night like…well, like my dog. xD Hehe!!

Anyhow!! I’m currently working on my beau’s requested dice bag, & I figured I’d take photos & show everyone how to make one of their own! I made one for my good friend for his birthday before, here it is:

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I’ll continue this bag up & I’ll be sure to post it up after it’s completed!! 😀

Cheers!
–EL