I decided that I needed to get the serger put away to clear some space so that meant that I had to get the drain bag project completed....and I did! Here's 60 more bags, for a total of 102, ready to donate. Here's how I make them.
The reason that all the ones I made are either gray or black prints is because the ribbon colors I had were gray and black. Plus, I like to make sure that they aren't too feminine. I know a lot of them go to women getting mastectomies but men need them too.
Here's all 102 of them packed up and ready to be delivered soon. After they were done I cleaned the serger and my two sewing machine so I'm ready for something else.
Next up will be pet beds to clear out the 3 bags of batting scraps stuffed under my cutting table. Those will not take as long! Then I'll be back on the blue quilt.
The other thing I did the weekend, aside from watching the Eagles collapse, was to swatch up samples for 2 possible summer cardigans. I swatched them in the yarn I plan to use. The cream colored one is The Zahora Cardigan. The instructions are well written but I didn't enjoy the stitch so I won't be making that one. I'll pick something else for that yarn. The darker yarn is for the The Summer Fling Cardi. I swatched this one about 4 times because I just couldn't get it to work. Then I looked up the stitch in my stitch dictionary and was able to follow the chart. The stitch calls for chains of 6 3 stitches but I decided that I liked 4 chains over 2 stitches better. That's what's in this swatch and I'll so my sweater this way. It will be a nice little "jacket" to wear over tank tops if I finish it by summer.
This week will be about pet beds and maybe some quilting.
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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.