4/9/15

Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: random stuff I'm thinking and spit out on this blog, usually with bullets because I even think in list form.  
For past Thursday Thoughts, visit here.


  • The countdown to our Disney cruise has begun
  • Sam asks me every 2-3 minutes when we're going.
  • Maddy could care less until she remembers she'll
  • get to meet the Disney princesses 
  • and be their best friends
  • and sing with them
  • and dance with them
  • and eat with them
  • and paint nails with them
  • she has big plans
  • for those Princesses
  • I have big plans for a pina colada
  • and a massage.
  • I have continued to work on the Outlander blocks, but
  • ran into a busy week at work
  • so I won't finish the next 2 until tomorrow, which is a day off
  • Thank Bejeezuz.
  • I also have plans to make the
  • Hour Basket
  • Have you seen these popping up everywhere on Instagram 
  • and blogs?
  • Most everyone who makes one says it really does only take
  • an hour
  • While I have big dreams of popping out 6-10 of these baskets
  • It's more likely I'll make 2 at the same time
  • and see how I like it from there.
  • I have also been itching to make another
  • Jazz artist quilt like Billie Holiday
  • only maybe this time
  • Dizzy Gillepsie
  • or
  • Duke Ellington
  • or 
  • Bessie Smith
  • Bessie might be good
  • because there's an upcoming HBO biopic 
  • with Queen Latifah as
  • Bessie
  • who was not always a nice woman
  • but extremely talented and "before" her time
  • musically
  • They're already talking Emmy award for Queen
  • or is it Ms Latifah?
  • Whatever.
  • I have high hopes for this one, the 1920's costumes
  • sucked me in.
  • I really wish Mother Nature would
  • make up her mind what season it is.
  • Today it is 50 degrees out
  • tomorrow it's going to
  • reach 80
  • Every weekend up to now it has been too cold
  • or raining
  • so I haven't planted our vegetable garden yet.
  • The girls are anxious to plant their favorites
  • But it seems they think we have 
  • acreage to put in about 60 different varieties
  • when we're working with a 3' x 12' plot
  • They both think this is perfect for
  • The Great Watermelon, Charlie Brown
  • because there needs to be a summer
  • mythical garden character like at Halloween.
  • Good grief.
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4/4/15

Outlander Applique Free Patterns: Blocks 1 and 2

Here are the first 2 Outlander line drawings to use in making your own applique or embroidery blocks.

 Jamie (block 1): 
I cut my background piece 10.5" x 12"

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1mtWnKBxnQWOWZXbl9PeTdVekE/view?usp=sharing


Link to print out line Drawing/pattern is here.


 Wedding Night (block 2):
 I cut my background piece 10.5" x 13"


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1mtWnKBxnQWWll4NUlEWEdwalk/view?usp=sharing
Link to print out line Drawing/pattern is here.

Both of the patterns above assume you have basic knowledge of doing fusible applique (tracing onto fusible web, ironing onto fabric, etc..) Fear not if you're a newbie, there are many good videos on You Tube on this simple technique! Here are links to a few of them:
  
Stay tuned for more Outlander blocks to come (more Jamie, Claire, even Captain Jack Randall are in the works!) Thanks so much for your interest, emails, comments, and downloads. I appreciate it.

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Copyright/sharing guidelines: I am not very "strict" about these things, after all, Outlander the book, tv series, or brand is not my idea or property. But I would appreciate it if you do use these patterns in making any project, that you link back to my blog and reference Crafty Garden Mom and/or Tanesha Nurse when you share them on the web or among friends. All of these patterns are for PERSONAL USE ONLY, no commercial use (i.e. Etsy, Craftsy, etc..). Thank you!
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