I don't know about you, but I don't travel without some sort of sewing or craft project. I took some crochet for the car and my sewing machine for the house. I barely touched the machine because the weather looked like this EVERY day. I parked myself on the beach with books pretty much all week.
But Anne and my SIL, Carol, got busy with the Cricut machine. Anne recently bought one and Carol offered to help her start it up. The first thing they did was make this iron on vinyl for me so that now I have dedicated crochet travel bag!
Anne also brought along a dozen water bottles to decorate. Carol designed this cool puzzle label because we worked 3 puzzles during the week. There are 4 puzzle pieces: a fish, a beach sign, lounge chair and lighthouse (for the Hatteras lighthouse). I did help "weed" then. I learned that term last week. Aren't these cool?
When I handed out the dyed tote bags, Anne chose an apron and added these designs to the pockets. Carol had the idea to put the apple stem inside the pocket. I can't wait to come up with some other ideas that Anne can make for me.
I'm having a lot of problems with my hands so I haven't been crocheting at all. But I have to do something in the car to do. I've told you before that I'm a horrible passenger. I took along this car crochet project and I stitched really slowly and carefully. It has 2 skeins in it so far. I'll use all of this third skein and then add a fuchsia border.
Here's a closeup of the pattern. This is my "go to" car project because it's so easy. It's all double crochet and chains.
While on vacation I always feel it's my patriotic duty to support local shops and I was a good patriot this week at several shops. Mostly, I bought t-shirts and hats. But surprisingly in the little village of Hatteras there's a very nice yarn/gift shop that has the added bonus of a sweet welcome dog. They have beautiful yarns. Most are wool that I can't use but I found this beautiful chain spun yarn that's a cotton blend. Carol found me a really simple duster/cardigan pattern for it. I really need for my hand to get better so I can crochet again!
Back at home I've got all the green quilt blocks sorted and paired together. These will be sewn together in pairs to make 12.5" blocks. I've started sewing these together. I expect this top can go together pretty quickly.
I'm also working on more doll clothes and I should be able to share those tomorrow. I've totally lost my mind over the doll clothes!
6/2/2021 10:55:55 pm
I wouldn't have touched my machine either if I could sit and see that view....beautiful! I don't know much about Cricut machines but these projects look like it might be a lot of fun to play with. I alternate between crochet and knitting and my hands (touch wood) seem to be okay.
6/3/2021 07:30:50 am
How fun is the Cricut vinyl for decorating things. I think it pairs nicely with the hand dyed fabrics too.
Vicki in MN
6/3/2021 07:43:45 am
I am glad you had a great vacation! I am curious as to how the vinyl is attached to the water bottles. Was the vinyl sticky back? I have a Silhouette Cameo die cutter and have not tried the vinyl yet, but thinking I want to someday.
6/3/2021 08:53:05 am
The Cricut sounds like a blast. Does the vinyl stay permanently stuck to the fabric? The water looks fantastic and there was no reason to stay inside and sew with that view. I hope your hand feels better soon. Rest is probably the only thing that helps and it is hard not to do anything!
6/3/2021 03:35:42 pm
Gosh Vicki, what a beautiful scene that is but then I am originally from Southern NJ (now in NC) and spent many years on the coast in the summer so I love anything beachy. I am anxious to see the final version of those green blocks. Oh and my package arrived today. Wow! So many beautiful hand dyes that I was overwhelmed. Thank you so much! You are too generous. Do I need to wash them before using?
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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.