There's no newsletter this week because I was so busy this weekend with my social activities that I didn't get all of my fabrics processed. All I got done was restocking the Sundance and Woodlands gradients. The two new Stash Packs will have to wait a week.
Yesterday we started our day by having to get mew military IDs. In the past this has been a long and painful bureaucratic process that has taken a very long time. Part of the issue is that we either had to go to Ft. Lee or Quantico where there are a lot of staff changes all the time and active duty people, rightly, get priority over us retired folks. I even took my crochet bag so I'd have something to do while we waited. Imagine my surprise when both of us were in and out in 20 minutes and the 2 people we interacted with were very pleasant and cheerful! The good feelings were for naught as we got stuck in a 45 minute traffic jam on the way home. A trash truck had sideswiped the median and dumped garbage on both the north and south-bound lanes. I'm guessing that someone on their cell phone wasn't paying attention and came over into the truck's lane and the truck had no choice but to ride up against the median. At least I had my crochet bag and added a few more rows to a donation shawl.
Back at home I ironed the two gradients and then got to do some sewing. I've got 4 of 15 rows together on this veterans quilt. I don't have any more appointments or activities (except a chiropractor appointment) for the rest of the week so I expect this to be wrapped up really soon.
Back in May I shared my Paducah report and showed two hand-dyed cotton sweaters that I bought. They are great for wearing over tank tops in the summer. I wore this one Sunday to the museum. It was hot as hades outside (tank top) but artic cold inside (sweater). This worked perfectly. But I realized that the white buttons don't really work. I went through my vast button collection and found 3 possible buttons that will work. Today I'm going to make a decision and replace the white buttons for one of the 3 on the left.
I'm also going to get the next 2 veterans quilts loaded. I think it's going to be a good week.
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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.