Diamonds are Forever

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I forgot to add this photo in my earlier post – I finished the 5th diagonal row on Diamonds are Forever and now need to hand stitch it on.  I think I only had to unstitch 3 times on this row for mistakes in layout – I’m getting the hang of it LOL

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Kathy at Kathy’s Quilts asked what hand stitching we are working on and what do we do to take care of our hands.  You can go on over to her blog to check it out.  For taking care of my hands I have a new lotion that is working wonders – I have only used it for 2 days and it is homemade.  On Friday morning one of the quilters brought in lotion that she had made and gave all of us a small bottle to try out.  I have seen this “recipe” before – but had not tried it.

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1 jar of vaseline – the 13 oz  size
16 oz. baby lotion (not oil)
16 oz. vitamin E cream (not oil)

whip these all up with mixer in the kitchen and place in little jars that you can find at the dollar store – it will be a little oily at first from the vaseline but it soaks in fast.  I will continue to use this and see what happens with my hands.

14 comments… add one

  • Deb Jan 26, 2014

    Thank you for the recipe! :) And your hexie diamonds are lovely

  • kaholly Jan 26, 2014

    Interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Carla Jan 26, 2014

    Like I said earlier this week, This is a a real winner
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  • Quilter Kathy Jan 26, 2014

    That looks like an interesting lotion… let us know how it works.
    Your diamonds are really sparkly!
    Enjoy your slow stitching today and thanks for linking up!
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  • Heather Jan 26, 2014

    your quilt is looking lovely. great colours, they show so well with the white background
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  • Nedra Jan 26, 2014

    A quilting friend gave me some of that lotion as a Christmas present one year, and it really was wonderful! Love how your quilt is coming together.

  • genie Jan 26, 2014

    On, my! So many little pieces to sew together. You definitely have your work cut out for you, but it will be well worth the effort in the end. What you have done so far is lovely and to me it is very vintage looking. Love the colors. Happy Quilting. genie
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  • Mary LeClerc Jan 26, 2014

    I’ve been making and using this lotion nearly five years I suppose. Wouldn’t/couldn’t be without it. I’ve also found that getting out the mixer isn’t necessary. Just as easy and quick to mix it with your hands. Messy, but quick and leaves your hands well treated. I have my husband apply it to my back, legs, feet after I shower. Keeps my skin so well hydrated and makes a visible difference. Love it! And it does make excellent gifts. Of all the people I’ve given it to, only one found it too greasy and didn’t like it. BTW my proportions are (2) 15 oz. baby lotions, 16 oz. Vit E and 7.7 oz. petroleum jelly http://quiltinginoz.blogspot.com/search?q=lotion
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  • Doreen Jan 26, 2014

    I’ve heard of this recipe for so long, I’m really going to have to try it!!! I see that Mary’s recipe is a tad different but the basic idea is the same: lotion+petroleum jelly. Your hexies are stunning!!! Hugs………………..

  • Deb Jan 26, 2014

    Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for putting the lotion recipe in the blog.

  • Cathi Jan 26, 2014

    I’m very curious to hear what you think after you’ve been using that lotion for a while. It sounds like a good recipe.
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  • Audrey Jan 26, 2014

    You make the diamonds look so easy even with your oops. Love this project!

  • CJ Jan 27, 2014

    As much as I think you are CRAZY for doing this little hexes (spell check refuses to let me type that right), I think these (along with the POTC, is that right?) are my favorite quilts ever that you’ve made. There’s just some magically charming about them!

    I’d like to try that lotion!
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  • Teri Dingler Jan 27, 2014

    I make and use this lotion – but my formula calls for: 1 large baby lotion (I think it is 24-32 ounce size – i cut the top off to scrape every bit of it out) 1- 7 oz. vaseline (I used the vaseline that had a couple of added ingredients-can’t remember what but I think it was shea butter and something else) and 2 – 4 oz jars of vitamin E cream – – and the same method – whip it up with your mixer – it blends it better – I gave it to the girls and granddaughters at Christmas – I use it as a hand lotion and as a body lotion – I have not itched one time this winter! Love the stuff and it smells so good – mine is not greasy at all.

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