When I was applying the paint, I thought it was a really pretty color, but depending on the light I was working in, I thought it had a blue or sometimes grey tint to it, not necessarily a true lavender color. But, when I placed some dried lavender next to the finished piece, I had to admit that Marion (aka Miss Mustard Seed) and Homestead House, the company that produces the line of milk, paint really nailed the color. Don't you agree?
Before I show you the finished product, I want to share why I ultimately decided to try the dried lavender color on this particular piece. Last year, shortly after I came home from the hospital after my accident, the mother of one of my daughter's friends arrived on our door step with an amazing gift. The mom and daughter had crocheted and sewed a beautiful afghan for me. They are incredibly talented and the mom is a gifted quilter as well. The afghan they created was comprised of cheerful shades of purple, pink and white. I knew that I was going to display the afghan on this quilt rack when it wasn't being used, and therefore that color palate is what ultimately helped me decide on what milk paint to choose for this project. I love how it turned out and each time I walk past it, I am reminded of the very kind family that gave me the special gift, as well as the many hours we had spent together on the bleachers watching our daughters play softball. The girls were young when they played on that travel softball league, and now they are in high school and starting to make plans for their futures. Again I am reminded of how quickly time passes and how important it is to treasure all those little moments. It doesn't matter if those moments are on the sidelines of a sporting event, having conversations at the dinner table, or being curled up on the sofa under a warm afghan watching a movie together. It's those seemingly little moments with family and friends that become our cherished memories in the chapters of our lives. .
Here's the finished project displaying the special gift....
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