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1  My Curtains -- how do they look? in Quilting: Completed Projects by kythcat on: June 23, 2014 08:05:26 AM
Forgive me, I'm still new to quilting.  I love the idea of quilting, and how beautiful some quilts are.  I'm just not ready to go into fancy quilting yet, so here is my version.

All my adult life, I've wanted to have things match.  I'm not very color coordinated when it comes to matching decor.  I recently have gotten an Accuquilt Go! Baby and the 3" finished square die to attempt to make a quilt for my son based off a knitting pattern, but wanted something to try out the cutting and making a "quilt".  We also had a need of a new door for the bathroom, since one of the dogs chewed up the original door.

When I sewed the blocks, I just used a regular foot, so I didn't have consistant seams.  That's why they don't looked lined up like they should.

This curtain is on my kitchen window. By this time, I found a foot for my machine that is for piecing blocks together.  Can't believe how much of a difference a new foot makes.  I also used the new foot to quilt the curtain.

Be honest, how does my efforts look?  I know I should get a walking foot to make quilting easier.  And I am planning on using this style for all my curtains.
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2  I hope you can help me/ in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by kythcat on: August 06, 2012 09:19:58 AM
I hope someone out there can help me.  Just last week I lost my sister-in-law.  Unfortunately she was the victim of a murder/suicide.  Several years ago she made my kids some blankets.  The kids were so attached to her that now they don't want to use the blankets.  I don't blame them.  Now I want to make them new ones that they can use, so we can preserve the ones their aunt made for them. The only problem I have is that I can't figure out the pattern, so I can't just sit down and copy it.

The following pictures show what one of the blankets look like, with a closeup on the stitches.  Please help!!!

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3  A Shave and a shampoo in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by kythcat on: February 16, 2012 05:16:21 PM
I know I haven't posted anything finished, just haven't felt I had anything worth sharing.  But I might have something this time.

Liquid shampoo recipes I'm still not sure of what or how I should be making them.  But I did find a basic shampoo bar that I was willing to try.  So, without further ado~~ here's what my shampoo bars look like:


Haven't used them yet, but planning on trying them tonight when I take my shower. Sorry it looks so washed out, but the flash on my camera had a bad reaction to the white countertop.

Now onto the shaving part.  I remember as a child my father using shaving soap all the time to shave with.  But as I was growing up, I personally used canned shaving cream.  Now my two youngest children need to shave.  My son for his face, and my daughter for her legs and pits.  I can buy the cans at the dollar store and by the time I need to use them, my kids have them empty.  And I'm not going to ask what they are shaving as long as the animals are left alone.  I wanted a cheaper alternative to those cans so I found a recipe and made this:

I do have a question though;  when using Bentontite clay (however it's spelled) is there a trick to keep the soap from turning this nasty grey color?  The recipe I had recommened either putting it in with the oils as they were melting (which I did) or when mixing the lye/water solution. Is there another way?
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4  Re: Liquid soap in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by kythcat on: October 06, 2011 07:48:11 PM
oh-- thank you-- then here are the links

The soap that's in my cupboard right now.

Showing how thick it is,  was held there for about 5 minutes while I took the picture.
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