When I posted my may summary yesterday and revisited the placemats that I made for beach gifts, I realized that I forgot to share a couple of beach gifts that I received.
My friend, Anne, dyed bandanas for everyone and use her Crircut to print them with a beach motif. I think she made about 2 dozen of them and that was a lot of work! Everyone loved them. The bandana blanks come from Dharma Trading so they dye really nice. I keep a bunch in supply. I use them when I'm hiking but I mostly use them as kitchen cleanup cloths. Anne taught me how great these are a kitchen towels.
Here's a close up of the sunbathing sloth. Super cute!
My youngest brother got a 3D printer for Christmas and has been having a great time playing with it. I had been low-key begging for him to make me something. I'd start the conversation off by negotiating high (a gun) and then I'd hit him up with something I would actually want, like a set of crochet hooks. He said that crochet hooks wouldn't come out smooth enough so he made me and Mom mini trashcans! The wheels even turn. He said it takes about 12 hours to make one blue section. I'm completely enamoured with it and, for now, it will hold my tools next to my sewing machine. But I think, ultimately, it's begging to be a thread catcher.
I haven't gotten a lot done this week. My friend, Laura, arrived here the day before we left for the beach and just left this morning so we've been having fun together. She did visit some other friends for a couple of days and I was able to get 2 more veterans quilts quilted.
Both of these are patriotic, which the hospital loves. I don't remember who made the first one but I'm pretty sure this one was made by Betsy.
White thread and the Ribbon Star pantograph finished these off nicely.
For the weekend I want to get started on the Goldfinch quilt, load 2 more veterans quilts and bind the firefighter quilt. If I can accomplish all that, I'll be a happy camper.
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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.