Showing posts from July, 2010

Follow up.

I don't have a whole lot to report, other than the results of the tie-dye and progress of the quilt. I feel like a proud parent, I'm pretty sure its almost the same thing.

Kate Peterson and I looked up how to do advanced tie-dying...custom heart design courtesy of

At this point its just 60" x 60"... the plan as of right now is to end up with a 90" x 90"

That's all for now. Thanks for following!

I'm a pretty colorful person...

Literally. Like, my hands have been not only dyed, but Tie-Dyed. An entire myriad of colors. Our activities committee planned an evening of Tie-Dying for the ward. We all brought various white items (including aprons, ball caps, tee-shirts, sweat bands, etc) and we made them technicolor! It was a blast, but left most of us looking like we either were horribly bruised or victims of severe frost bite. I was asked to demonstrate for the entire group and thus was exposed to the most pigment, because I was asked to help several others once I had finished my two projects. It turned out to be a great activity. Kudos to Eric and Jen for planning it.

I also spent the afternoon looking up coupons and discounts for fabric to begin my fabulous quilt project. After scrounging up a 50% off one cut of fabric and an overall 15% off entire purchase discount, I left Joann's $34 richer than I should have. The fabrics and general layout are depicted below. More details will be documented as the projec…

Bieber Fever.

The first half of my summer was spent in lecture halls and labs for 9 hours a day, wracking my brain over complex concepts involving intracellular membranes and genetic disorders. I promised myself a trip involving lots of sun, frivolous reading, friends, laughter, and as much family as possible. I spent time in Arizona, Idaho, Arizona again, and California. It was lovely. Simply lovely. A few gems: Annie and I floated the Salt River, and I just so happened to come face to face with a 4 foot long snake swimming right at my face. I also taught Jessica's kids the importance of using Reese's peanut butter cups in place of Hershey's bars when making s'mores. And while laying around on the beaches of San Diego I didn't read a single book that I swore I would.
Now I'm back in Utah, trying my best to NOT make plans and enjoy this time to be still.
A few projects for my wide-open summer, in no particular order:

Make a queen sized quilt. This is obviously just a sketch,…