Greetings!! Who knew, that when I last blogged about A la Mode, it would be two weeks before I got back to my computer!! Not me....but I'm back, again,
and so are these
The coconut m&m's are back at my store, for a limited time only. Be on the lookout for them in your store, they are by far my favorite m&m and they don't hang around long.
The lack of blogging is due to one week spent with my folks and one week spent with my daughter.
Last week I met my baby girl for a week of fun in Las Vegas.
One week each year we meet for a Mother/Daughter vacation. It's one of my favorite weeks of the year. We laugh, relax, and get caught up on on the happenings in our lives.
This year we struggled with our destination, but finally decided on Las Vegas. It was a good choice.
We ate at some fabulous restaurants, (when did Vegas switch from $4.99 all you can eat buffets to gourmet dining?)
Saw some great shows.
and laughed all week long. (until we got the airport, then I cried). The week just flew by. I won't see my baby girl again until Thanksgiving.
I had the best time and am already counting the days until our trip next year.
While I was busy with family, you were busy trying to help me finish up A la Mode.
Thanks so much for all your help! I received 40 comments!!
Give yourselves a pat on the back, you're a clever group! Here's where I'm at right now.
Someone suggested that I finish the lattice border before making up my mind about the containment border, because having the entire border surrounding the baskets will change how it all looks.
While I haven't for sure decided on my plan of attack, I have decided against a few of the options I threw out there:
I'm NOT going to separate the basket blocks and add something. Someone suggested adding the lattice border in between , which I loved, but they would have to be smaller in size and I think two different sizes of lattice blocks would be too busy.
I'm not going with any of the fabric that I initially auditioned. The brown was a very popular choice, most popular in fact, but I thought it was too big of a contrast and a distraction.
And finally, I'm not going with a narrower lattice block to fit. I would need to cut 3/4 an inch off the inner side, and I think that would give it a wonky, unfinished look.
Here's what I AM considering:
Using a containment border that's a tone on tone, light pink (thanks Sinta!), or custard or peach (thanks Carrie!).
Using a containment border that's all the colors listed above, set between blocks of my background fabric.
Not only was Jane clever enough to come up with this idea, she was able to photoshop my picture to illustrate her suggestion! You know me and my mind's eye, in this case, a picture was worth a thousand words! It's just a matter of finding the perfect tonal values of fabric.
If none of the suggestions above make me happy,
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then I plan to remove the current sashing, and add new sashing that is the proper width to "push" the baskets into the lattice border. If I had had the foresight to pick this border when I started this project, this is what this project would have looked like, so I'm not going to throw this idea away just because it's labor intensive.
So stay tuned, it's like my very own summer soap opera....except this is going to have a happy ending!! I guarantee it!!
Tomorrow is my one year anniversary for my blog! Stop back by, I have some giveaways and posts planned for each day the rest of the week.
Now I'm off to see what you've been doing these past two weeks!!