Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Posted by Leila
Just before Easter, my dining room seemed so...Lenten.
I could picture something colorful...something bright...white...colors...floaty....
It was Good Friday after the service and after the simple meal, while the boys watched the Celtics and Kate re-learned to crochet.
A hiatus in the cooking... I started rummaging around.
I knew I didn't have the right kind of paper for my thought. But I did have squares left over from the Confirmation Quilt. I keep them in a basket in the pantry (aka my crafting room, among other things).
Bright. Colorful. White.
I found this tutorial and went bigger. It's all a matter of what size circle you use to cut them out.
Pearl cotton floss, from my stash, for stringing.
In true hack fashion, I just glue-gunned the string to the underside of the mantel. It helps to have a small piece of fabric to keep the glue from dripping down, using it to sort of sandwich the glue and string onto the mantel.
And since the fabric is a bit floppy and has a "wrong" side, I also strategically put little drops of glue in between the circles to keep them open and perky. And I certainly meant to iron them all with spray starch before attaching them, but I spaced out on that.
Confirmation Quilt sort of backwards, getting together a stash of triangle pieces before deciding how to assemble them (rather than first making a design and then piecing the triangles), I ended up with a lot of extras that have since come in handy for other projects. Do you remember the baby bib? I like this way of crafting, although you do have to remember you have these little bits and pieces around.
That is all.
I needed an Easter garland.