It seems that the beach in February is defined by warm/high wind days and cool/low wind days. Yesterday was cool and today is expected to bet he same with rain.
The sun was shining bright yesterday morning when I snapped this photo but it was too cold for a walk (in my opinion, others on the beach disagreed). We waited until the afternoon. It was overcast but warmer. It wasn't warm enough for bare feet today but we have a lovely, long walk.
The weather for the East is looking dicey today and tomorrow. Chris is prepared at home for more power outages and there's a reasonable chance that I will have to stay here an extra night. That would be horrible, wouldn't it?
I'm not going home if there's no power. Chris said that Costco didn't have the snow crab for our anniversary dinner anyway. We'll just see how things look Friday morning.
Meanwhile today we are considering venturing out to check out a couple of quilt shops in Morehead City.
On the sewing front, I've been cutting out fabrics while Kim has been sewing. The first kit I made is for a string quilt that will be a veterans quilt. The blocks will finish at 8 x 10 so that they will be set 6 x 6 for a 48 x 60 quilt. The center string is the light blue. It's leftover fabric from a veterans quilt back. There was just enough for the blocks and binding. The strings are the leftover from the Club Noir quilt. I cut up a bunch of leftover neutrals and whites for the foundations.
I got all the scraps cut down into strings and bits so I might actually start sewing on these blocks while I'm here if Kim is done with the sewing machine.
The other quilt(s) I brought to cut are some star blocks in bright yellows and oranges on this great mottled background.
I actually brought enough of the oranges to cut star pieces for 2 quilts so I did that and cut the block backgrounds for 1 quilt. When I get home I'll search the stash (or dye) fabric for the second quilt. I know it's not exactly patriotic but they will be really happy quilts and very beachy. There are lots of beach people who live in our area so I expect these will find good homes with a couple of veterans.
Here's what Kim has been working on. First, I'll note that the lighting is this house is awful so the photos are not great. This one is really washed out. It started with these 2 napkins that I dyed with a gradient. She loves pink so I decided to give them to her. I pulled some fabrics from my stash to coordinate and brought the kit for her to make placemats. She finished sewing them together yesterday. They are very "Kim".
She's going to be working half day today so I'll spend the morning finally taking the first class on the Bethanne Nemesch feather class and then do some more crochet. Tomorrow I'll show you the hats that I'm working on to try to use up the extra yarn from the baby blanket. I've never made hats before but they are kind of fun to do.
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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.