Monday, September 27, 2010
I'm excited to report that I finished my wall hanging this weekend, bringing this project in at exactly three weeks. I love how quickly it came together (not having to piece together the top vintage blocks really sped things up!) and how it adds a lovely final touch to my guest room/home office.
To hang it, I added about six loops onto the back of the hanging and threaded a thin tension rod through it. I found the mid-point of where I wanted the hanging, then used a level to line up two spots for nails. I started my nail holes with a drill since our plaster walls are notoriously known to blasting apart, then pounded them in (they were small picture hanging nails). After that, I hung the rod onto the nails and stepped back to make sure it was all evened up.
I have three more similar blocks and I think I might try a little experiment of doing even smaller wall hangings using one each. I figure they will make good gifts, be very quick to make, and serve the same purpose on a wall as a picture (only better I think!).
A few other weekend highlights involved meeting my friend's new little baby, enjoying some sunny fall weather while working in the garden, and baking on Sunday morning. I made these Blue Corn Harvest Muffins, which are delightful and delicious if you are in the market for a new muffin recipe. I used regular old cornmeal since it's what I had in the house and I plan to enjoy them as afternoon snacks all week. Fall baking is definitely helping me to embrace the cooler temperatures!