I've been quite productive over the past 2 days but I just can't show much of it until next week. I made birthday postcards for Mom and my brothers and I don't want to share until Mom gets hers in the mail later this week.
But I did check on the baby Bluebirds yesterday. They have gotten their pin feathers so they will be flying the coop in no time.
My big project Monday was making more soap. Much of this will be donated to two local charities and it should be thoroughly cured by September. When I make soap now I make 3 batches that are 76 ounces of oil each. It makes a lot of soap!
My current favorite conditioning oil to use is canola oil. It conditions like olive oil but is less expensive and much more reliable in the recipe. It's common knowledge that most of the olive oil we have available to us isn't pure olive oil. While that might not be a problem for cooking it's a big problem for soap making. Every oil had a different saponification value that determines the amount of lye to use. If the oil isn't pure then the lye amount will not be right. I've had too many batches of soap ruined by non-olive oil so I switched to canola and it works great.
After I finished making postcards yesterday I decided to empty the batting scrap bins. I had enough for 4 large pet beds. I'll deliver these to my friend Friday.
Today I plan to quilt some veterans quilts. I have 4 (2 sets) tops that I want to get quilted before I leave. I think I will be able to get Groovy 3 quilted too. I guess I better get off the computer and get busy.
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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.