The past few days have had 1 chore sewing project but also 1 fun project.
Chris goes off for his annual hunting trip to Nebraska and he came to me with a plea to do an alteration on his heavy hunting pants. He wanted them let out a little but I also noticed that there are also a lot of holes in the pants.
I did all the things that I felt needed to be done and I "only" broke 2 needles. Both of those were broken when I was reattaching the belt loop. Belt loops are brutal!
It was a couple hour chore but I got the alteration done, patched all the holes and even replaced a button pocket with Velcro. He's ready to start packing and I earned some good wife points.
But then there's the fun stuff! Over the past several days I've been working on my test floor cloth and I LOOOVVVEEE it! I've learned so many lessons about which designs that work best. Designs that have a wheel in a wheel in a wheel really don't work well, for example. I learned how to layer designs and I've learned about drawing speed to prevent smudges. I will go ahead and turn this one into a floor cloth but it's time to start on the real ones! Chris got the paint for me today so I'll be doing the painting on these probably starting Thursday.
I also loaded some veterans quilts to start quilting, maybe tomorrow evening and I'm making good progress on finishing the crochet afghan. Today is dyeing day but I might be able to finish the crochet blanket tonight.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.