just cleaning up and putting together the Americana Room - I have all the blocks for the red log cabin sewn, will have them sewn into a quilt top tomorrow. Kay is out mowing the grass in the 92 degree weather- I keep taking him cold water. Hope you are having a productive day too!
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Today a friend from our Church is bringing over her meat for me to teach her how to pressure can it. It takes hours to do this, Kay set up the trusty camp stove on the deck outside because of the heat when canning. Each batch will take about 2+ hours to do.
I hope to get some sleep today too because I was up until 2:15am putting touches on the new Retreat Website getting it ready for public view. I NEVER stay up that late! lol Today I am so tired I can hardly breathe lol---
As you know I am opening a retreat in my home, here are some photos of what is happening with it!
I spent all of Monday painting the Americana room
No, that isn't a green primer but it sure looks it here. As you can see by the photo we just have the primer up. Kay was to paint the ceiling last night but he got home from work at 10:30pm and it didn't get done. It will be painted tonight and then I can roll the real color on the walls and we are removing the closet doors and I will be painting them as well. The closet is nice and white now too! The trim will be a vanilla color but more toward the brown vanilla than the yellow vanilla colors.
Here are 4 placemats I made in less than 2 hours last night. It feels SO good to be sewing again! These are for our Retreat Guests that come during the Fall. Click on them to see full sized and to see that each one has a different picture. I machine quilted them too and used fun matching fabrics for the back. I still have cloth napkins to make but ran out of time and fabric! oh darn! Another trip to my favorite quilt store! (shhh dont tell Kay but I am buying another full set of these so we have 8 ) lol
Here is the Log Cabin Quilt top. It will have one more solid navy border tonight after I get this posted! lol
Here are the fabrics I have chosen for the RED log cabin , with all the fabric I have I had to buy 3 pieces to match what I wanted to achieve! lolol sheesh I will be working on this quilt top the rest of this week.
Well, there is my update on the Retreat progress. We already have bookings and we will be ready to go within 10 days, so feel free to email me for info and the NEW website will be up within a week! I hope your week is productive as well and I would love to hear what you are up to!
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Now for todays tips they didn't tell me if this is for the older Cricut or the New Expressions- sorry!
Speed: Medium Pressure:
Max Blade Setting:
Deep cut blade put into the regular green housing.
Multi cut: 8 times How I multi cut 8 times
1. I went to settings pressed ok button until I got to multi cut menu
2. Used arrow keys to choose multi cut to 4 times
3. Then pressed settings again to exit.
------------ --- To cut this chipboard try the following:
1. Chose the image
2. Press cut: It will multi cut 4 times.
3. Then press load paper: The paper will reload to starting position.
4. Press load last: Your last image will reload.
5. Press cut again: It will multi cut 4 more times.
6. Don't forget to remove your deep cut blade from green housing and put in your regular blade in the green housing.
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