The penguin is loaded on the longarm and getting quilted. I want to work on the binding this weekend and have it done Monday for a March finish. I forgot to take a photo so you'll just have to take my word for it being quilted.
The crochet project is moving right along. My goal is to have 3 sections of the variegated/ I haven't decided if it will get a border yet.
What I know for sure at this point is that I do not like Caron Simply Soft yarn. I'm so glad I've avoided stashing yarn because I'd be really unhappy if I had bought a lot of this yarn. It's really soft in the skein but it stretches like crazy and is splits.
I don't know if splitting is the right term but this is what I mean. This happens all the time and it's really annoying. I know I won't use all of this yarn on this project so I might have to do one more project to finish off the yarn. After that's done I'll explore some other types of yarn. Like fabric, there are TONS of options to choose from. Right now I'm trying to keep myself from doing a bunch of online yarn shopping. That would be really dangerous.
Back in the sewing room I found the last pile of strips (for now). These are cut offs from the Groovy quilts.
I decided to split them into color groups and make a set of rainbow coasters.
I do like having several projects going on at once. I can work on several in a day and I just move from station to station (or more accurately, pile to pile) to switch between projects. This weekend I'll primary focus on Penguins on Ice but will probably also work on postcards, coasters, crochet and maybe even start thinking about something new.
I hope you have a safe and creative weekend. Try not to watch the new too much. It causes way too much stress. Once a day is enough for me.
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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.