I'm in love with mugs.....
I sort of have a collection of different mugs, sort of because I'm rough on mugs, I buy them, I use them and I sometimes break them.....
I picked up this mug at Starbuck's the other day, and I'm in love with my love mug,
because it's red, and because it holds 12 ounces of coffee and 2 tablespoons of fat free french vanilla creamer perfectly, what's not to love. I just hope it makes it to Valentines Day.
I'm also loving Belle Meade, not much to show in the way of progress, it's been a busy week, but what little time I've spent on that project has been pure joy.
I'm also lov'n a new project, a new challenge, a new little skill in my repertoire of quilting skills,
I've started working on a hand applique quilt from this wonderful book by Blackbird Designs, Country Inn. It's been ages since I've been this excited about trying something new, but so far, it's been nothing but fun, and I hope to be able to share my first completed block in the next week or two.
Several folks wondered how I got Myths of Avalon to hang so wonderfully in my living room,
I'm using just a normal run of the mill Home Depot drapery rod, nothing fancy or quilt specific.
I'm using these clips to hang off the rod,
nothing fancy, just run of the mill Home Depot drapery clips.
I use several clips, probably twice as many as is really required.
I just wanted to make sure I had enough clips so that any one clip wasn't holding on to more of the weight of the quilt than it should.
There's nothing in the quilt or behind the quilt, it's just those rings and clips....
I did take a piece of wire and wrap it around the last ring on each end, and each bracket, to keep the quilt centered in the middle of the rod.
That's it, no magic or secrets,
I suspect the quilting job has a lot to do with how well it hangs, it's evenly distributed and a nice amount, not too much or too little.
I'll probably hang another quilt up there in a month or two, but so far I've been lucky enough to have two quilts that have hung perfectly, I hope I have better luck hanging quilts than keeping mugs.
I'm loving that today is Friday and looking forward to loving the weekend, I hope you're working on something that's giving you that lov'n feeling!