Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

making barn quilts

Barn Quilts

Making Barn Quilts

Decided to make a couple of barn quilts to hang on the old carriage house/shed in the back that we just painted to spice things up.  I thought I would explain my process here in case anyone would like to try as well.

I found a couple of quilts I liked and then proceeded to print the picture and divided the quilt picture into quadrants.  I then used a bit of math to be able to do it to scale in order to transfer the pattern onto my 4′ x 4′ 3/4″ plywood boards that my hubby got pre-cut at the lumberyard.  We could have cut them ourselves but they do it for free so why not take advantage of their kind service?  😉 Read More

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Some time ago I was invited to a Young Living party and decided to go and see what they had to say.  I have been using essential oils for at least 15 years and would only put pure certified organic oils diluted with a carrier oil on my skin.  I am also very cautious what oils I would use on children.  Basically, I have found lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus (specific) type to be the only ones I would use on children.  I would be cautious what types you use for pets as well.  I believe in researching before using. Read More