Hi Blogworld! If I sound a bit breathless, it's because I've been running around town (and the house!) like a new father on Christmas Eve, scurrying through Wal-Mart and frantically trying to pack everything for our upcoming Burning Man trip. We officially leave Monday, but will be leaving early Sunday morning for a night at my awesome Mother's house. She lives out in the sticks and doesn't have internet or cell phone service, so this will be my last post for a long while!
Well, I got my hair did. We are camping for a week in a dry, dusty lakebed, with no showers provided (you build your own), so I like to get my hair braided for low-maintenance and also for beautiful decoration! The colors in this picture are off, that orange color is really a dark neon pink.
I got all my amazing costumes packed. Even managed to slip in one last project, some red and black furry leg warmers. No time for a picture (I'm exhausted!). Today my best friend and I put together my bouquet (fake flowers, the only way my bouquet will survive in the desert) and decided how to wear my veil. I have all my somethings (old, blue, new, and borrowed) in a row. The car is packed except for our toothbrushes. Still have to spend some quality time with my sweet kitties, though!
They look sad that I'm leaving them, right? That's what I tell myself anyway!
I did manage to finish my quilt. I'm pretty happy with it! I still need to practice my freehand quilting, but with every project I get better and better! When I get back from vacation, I'll start on our matching version. I quilted Love sayings in the borders: Love, Kiss, Forever and Ever, Crazy in love, etc. Also some Burning Man tidbits like Burn Baby Burn, Thank you Revered Lala, and so forth.
Then I quilted a heart stencil in the blocks.
I had a lot of fun doing this quilt. My favorite part was when I measured for the borders. I usually take three measurements, both ends, and across the middle, then average those numbers. Well, surprise, surprise, all three measurements were the same! *Gasp* Yup, my piecing is getting better.
So...I'm leaving for a week. I'm getting married (I can't wait to marry this wonderful man!). And I'm gifting a quilt. I'm going to Burning Man. I will be spinning fire and hula hooping and sitting around campfires and howling at the moon! And, oh yeah, I'm getting married! Wish me luck!