Oh man, it sure was nice to be back in the dye studio yesterday! I didn't do a full session but I did enough to make a dent in the backlog.
We were talking over dinner last night that we aren't sure if the cold lingered a long time or if we just transitioned immediately into allergies. My car would seem to indicate an allergy overlay. We have a lot of pine trees around the house and they are bursting out. But I went out and sprayed half the driveway for weeds. I'll need to get the other half this weekend. It's barely gotten warn and the weeds are already taking over.
I also made it into the sewing room to start thinking about the next projects. I vacuumed all the detritus left from making the bear and organized 3 new projects. These fabrics are for a new set of placemats.
This will be for a couple of birthday postcards for my Hokie friends. One was due yesterday but I already let he know that her card would be late.
My last project will be a new hiking backpack. I've been using this one for several years but it's time to make something a little sturdier.
I have these old hiking pants that no longer fit and the fabric is perfect for a lightweight pack. These are the kind of pants that have zip off legs so they can convert to shorts. I love them, they wear like iron and I just bought new ones that fit from REI.
This is one of the lower legs zipped off and there's plenty of fabric. I want to add an exterior pocket for my cell phone too and there's lots of pockets/zippers/velcro in these pants that I can use for other features.
I'm supposed to be at sewing with my quilt club today and tomorrow but I have a doctor's appointment today (that was scheduled 4 months ago) but I'll pack my gear and be there for sewing tomorrow. I kind of miss people, it's been a long week!
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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.