Monday, March 21, 2016

Quilting and Henna

I keep meaning to blog, but by the time I get done with work, computer time is the last thing I want to do with whatever free time I have. I have managed to quilt (and knit) during tax season however, and even finished a quilt!

The quilt pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville site. I will definitely be trying other patterns there. I have been on her e-mail list for a long time, but this is the first quilt pattern of hers I have tried. As you can tell, Easter played heavily into the back and binding color decisions.

Other creative outlets are including henna! These are some items purchases from Sarahenna. She is the one I go to when I want designs done. The world of henna kits has greatly changed as has the amount of available information! I never knew the role essential oils actually played in mixing the henna. I just assumed it was about a smell. Getting to mix my own henna, with my own touches (green tea that night) was extremely satisfying...a bit like baking.

The bottle is another matter. My goal is to get into cones as soon as possible and to take some classes. I want to be able to draw a finer line. There is also the small matter that I am not exactly an artist. With the internet however it really is amazing how much more you can do on your own. By the time last week was done both of my feet and the larger portion of one leg were "decorated." As I write this post, I have brewed some black tea for me to drink, and mix another batch of henna.

This has been a busy month. I feel like I shuffle between work and dog training a lot. Not a bad life though and I do obviously take time for creative stuff. I am officially in the last 30 days of tax season so I am happy about that too.

My friend brought me this card from France. Enjoy!