I had an easy drive to the beach Wednesday and this is what the beach looked like when we arrived. Anyone tracking North Carolina weather last week knows that we didn't have the best weather for the rest of the week but it's still wonderful to be there at any time. Just listening to the waves drops your blood pressure a few points. We got in a couple of good beach walks, binge watched The Gilded Age, sewed, knitted, crocheted and just relaxed. It was wonderful.
I didn't take any sewing but I took Antelope Canyon to cut out. You may remember that I planned to do this quilt in mostly grays with some grayed purple highlights. I had dyed 2 different sets of purple but I never could get totally behind it. So while I was thinking about it I got busy with the background (pale gray) and all of the black/gray elements. Then I decided to check the bride's registry again. It turns out that she has 3! 90% of everything on it is gray or white. But there were some blue (kind of pale gray blue) linens on one. I decided that I'd switch out the purple for blue so I'll be back to the dye sink this week to do that.
Now I have a lot of purple fabric to plan another project!
I didn't take the crochet baby blanket with me mostly because the project bag for it is big and bulky. Instead I decided to start a new project. I'm giving this crochet t-shirt pattern a try. I know it's going to take some patience and trial-and-error so I'll take my time. Working a swatch was a complete waste of time. My swatch measured correctly so I made the neckline on the bottom. It's HUGE! I started again with a hook size smaller and it's almost perfect....so far. We'll see how it goes.
The drive home was crazy! We started in North Carolina driving through a wild rain/wind storm. My friend has a small car and I have a boxy one. At one point I thought we were both going to be blown off the road. The rest of the trip to the Virginia line was mostly just rainy but when we hit Virginia we hit snow! By the time I got to within 10 miles of home it was snowing pretty heavily. It was crazy.
But today is beautiful, the snow is gone and we have hope for Spring.....and pollen storms to come.
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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.