HE'S HOME HE'S HOME HE'S FINALLY HOME SWEET JESUS I'M VERY HAPPY.
We went to the park on Wednesday to watch the sun set together.
Also, his mustache did not come home with him, which was a surprise.
These past couple of weeks, while school has been a freaking nightmare, I worked on a faux chenille blanket. There are a TON of tutorials online, but Moda recently featured one on their bakeshop website.
Back in November, I bought two yards of a great flannel print- it has mooses and bears and other wonderful woodland things on it. I knew I wanted to make a sweet blanket with it, but didn't really know where to start. But I realized two weeks ago that I wanted to make this faux chenille, so I bought more flannel and got sewing.
It took like a week to sew all the lines on it, but that's because I didn't have much patience.
BUT HERE IT IS ITS FINISHED.
I'm quite chuffed with how it turned out.
Nice and fuzzy :)
In the process of washing and drying, though, the blanket warped a bit. You can tell it's longer at some corners. But honestly, it's going to keep me warm just as well as if it weren't warped, so I'm ok with it.
Essentially, you sew 4 or 5 layers of fabric together with straight lines. It has to be on the diagonal, or it won't fray. Once the entire sandwich is quilted, you cut the top 3 or 4 layers between the lines. Then, you wash it and dry it, and it magically gets soft and beautiful! I completely filled up my lint trap doing this, which made me laugh.
But it's exactly what I needed: something quick, easy, mindless, and calming, in order to make it through the last two weeks of a long distance relationship and a crazy time in school.
Linking up to Finish it Up Friday!