A busy weekend
Mom stayed with us this weekend but we didn't have any particular activities planned. She's been relaxing and doing some sewing, some reading and playing on her iPad. We pretty much did our own things and waited for Chris to ring the dinner bell.
It's a good life.
So I got busy on several projects. First I made about 14 pounds of soap. These will get unmolded later today and then will need 6 weeks to cure.
I got started quilting the veterans quilts that I showed you Friday. One is done and I'll get the other done one day this week when we have the wood stove going in the basement again.
I cut out another doll dress in pink for the RSC challenge. It would be nice if the February color is purple and then I could knock two color challenges out with one outfit!
Of course I worked on the floor cloths. I'm particularly fond of this design that got added this weekend.
I've been flummoxed by this big circle with the star motif and made myself finally deal with it. First I added a ring around the star and that made the final design easier to choose. It was that star that was holding me up. It's lacy and small enough that trying to put a design behind it might just create a confusing blob. The ring fixed that problem.
Here it is all done and I'm happy.
Both of those designs are on this floor cloth. I'm getting soooo close! Only a few more designs to add and then I'm done.
I finished the weekend with some crochet during the football games. It's hard to tell here but I'm on the border! This one will be done soon and I'm glad. I'm getting a little tired of working on it. But I can't wait to share it, it is a pretty blanket and very soft.
Later this week I'll finally be able to share the photos of the gifts that I made my best friend for Christmas. We exchanged gifts last Thursday. I just need to get the photos edited. My main goal for the week is to make a lot of progress on the floor cloths, finish the crochet blanket, work on the Summer Sunset quilt and quilt some veterans quilts.
1/25/2021 03:43:59 pm
Thank you once again for your bleeding quilt instructions. The quilt had stark white, black, raspberry and dark turquoise solids in a 105" square quilt. It is the 2019 Bonnie Hunter Frolic mystery. Small piecing and quoting made it very stiff so I washed it. All fabrics were pre washed or so I thought but there was still blue bleeding on the white. Your 12 hrs with Dawn soaking did the trick. Thank you so much for the help.
1/25/2021 07:49:33 pm
You did have a busy weekend!
1/26/2021 07:55:31 am
It is very nice that Chris cooks for you - and even nicer knowing your allergy issues.
1/26/2021 11:32:19 am
You have so many projects on the go - no danger of you ever getting bored. I know you've said before, but what type of soap do you use? Melt and pour or the make your own type? I use melt and pour simply because it's easier and also because I have no room for a whole lot of supplies. To say nothing about being scared of working with lye!!
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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.