'sI usually like to focus my posts on one particular project but yesterday was not a project day, it was an errand and chore day.
After exercising and stacking wood for this weekend heating, I headed to Walmart to get a new microwave for the studio. I have a microwave in the basement to use for making soap, lotion and heating my soda ash solution in the winter. The one that I had was a free one that I received from a friend over 10 years ago. I think it was 10 years old when she gave it to me. It lived a good long life but eventually gave up the ghost. I was offered another free one but I had already purchased one from a thrift store for $30. By the time that I actually got around to using it I discovered that interfered with the bluetooth signal to my headphones. That didn't seem to be safe so it was sent off to the landfill.
Next I went shopping and you can't imagine how many stores I went to and how much time I wasted to save $11. I'll spend $80 on yarn that I don't need but I'll drive myself insane to save $11 on something that I actually need. This is probably why we aren't rich.
I finally picked out one from Walmart yesterday for $77 and I came home and immediately tested it making a new batch of lotion.
There's one item off the to-do list. Now I still need to shop for a new tax accountant.
I'm not going to share photos of laundry, bread making and sweeping the basement but here's the fabric I dyed yesterday ready to be washed out. It will soak for 40 hours and will be ready for ironing Sunday.
Wednesday night I spent some time checking out different patterns to figure out what I want to do with the two green Pound of Love yarns. I have enough of that yarn to make a big blanket and I want a pattern that also uses a lot of yarn. I don't want any of this stuff left! In the end I decided to make another blanket like this one. It works up really fast and is mindless for watching TV.
I also pulled out the cardigan that I was working on and finished the next step so it will come back into the mightly rotation of projects.
Today is a no chore day because it's my sewing weekend with my quilt club. I pulled out 2 more kits and I'll start on one (or both) of these this weekend. The one on the right is in patriotic batiks and the one on the left is hand dyed scraps with 2 shades of gray. Both will be fun to work on.
I hope you get to do whatever you want this weekend.
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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.