Yesterday was "dyeing day" and it was a late one because I got a late start. I had to finish up some class submissions for Birds of Feather so I didn't get to dyeing until after lunch. I finally got the last fabrics in to batch about 7:30. I had a quick dinner (that Chris prepared, of course) and a shower and then headed to FloMo. We haven't quilted together in a couple of weeks.
This quilt has to be done by mid-August so, clearly, the logical thing to do is a 1/4" bead board border around the whole thing. I still have all of the green spikes to quilt and lots of free motion fill work.
I've added the wide arc as a border demarcation and will do the bead board all around. I've only finished 1 of eight sections so far. This is what I'll be doing for the rest of the day and, probably week. But since I turned off the TV, especially the news, I have so much more time!
The "news" is really counterproductive now. It's all designed to agitate us. There's absolutely nothing constructive coming out of it. Facebook is another place where I've really cut down. ALL of the political post are either biased, mean spirited or both. I unfollow everyone that posts anything political and, frankly, my days and metal being are happier and healthier. Here's an example from yesterday: The post was titled "I'm not voting xxxx because I'm smart." That's just downright obnoxious. It was intended to be funny but let's call it what it is: low brow bullying.
That's my mantra these days and it leave me more time and better energy to
Listen to Books
You'll not see a political comment of any kind on my blog or Facebook page. I promise.
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.
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