I am hand appliqueing my hexagon flowers onto their black backgrounds this month and the dark blue were the only ones left that need basting so they can continue their journey onto the black. I started a few last night and will finish up the rest today then pin them to the backing so they are all set to sew whenever I get a few minutes. I hand pieced these quite a few years ago and they are so close to being blocks to put together into a quilt! Sew exciting!
I also started quilting this little basket last night and it should get finished up this evening..... or afternoon if I need a break. So nice to have options when you have a few minutes here and there to stitch on something.
Linking up with the other Slow Stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts who has been hosting this wonderful link up for 7 years! I just want to thank Kathy and all who have posted and encouraged me in this hand stitching process.
Yesterday..... someone decided it was time to get her ears pierced! It was to be her 10th birthday present back in April (my rule you have to be 10 and then if you want them pierced you can) but soccer season was in full swing and no jewelry. She had her heart set on Justice piercing them and had picked out a pretty aquamarine post. The nice lady mentioned her ears were thick so would need a long post which they did not have. We walked down the mall to Claires where they had a couple with long post. Chatted with the staff there and they mentioned you could bring the earring of your choice to a piercing place and they could do it. Then she mentioned it was a tattoo parlor and Emily got all nervous.... like ... no way, Mom!. We said thanks and took a walk. The boys headed into Yankee Candle and the girls sat and chatted. The chairs were next to a Padoga jewelry kiosk. I went up and saw they do piercing and had some long posts that were cubic zirconium. Very pretty in 14KG in gold or white. She looked at them. We sat again. Then I mentioned why don't we ask her what the process is... she liked that idea. The lady was super nice. She said she has been doing this for 21 years and a coworker there for over 10. They could even do both ears at the same time. Everything was explained and all questions answered. We sat again. She was thirsty....we walked to the food court and got her some water. A few sips later and then it was 'Are you doing this today or another time?' The boys had moved onto Bath and Body works at that point (Aidan loves his smelly stuff and was looking at candles. He will be making a batch of candles tomorrow with some melts he purchased on Saturday). She said today... we walked back and the boys met us there. It was go time. She waited for a few customers to finish up, we paid and then she got her ears pierced. Good thing it was at the same time... she was a bit terrified and one of them stung for a bit after for a few minutes. All better now and she will go back in 4 weeks and have them take a look. Just a solution and turn morning and night and she now has pierced ears! I keep telling her I am stealing them when her 6 weeks are up... they are really cute earrings!