Just 1 quilt quilted
Mulching season has commenced and I started working on that this week. I got the first truckload done and finished all the beds near the house. I've got to say that this is some really good exercise. If the weather is as nice as projected, I hope to get a couple more truckloads done this weekend.
When I work outside in the cold I have this one particular fleece jacket that I wear. A friend had put in it the donation bag when she was stay with us. It was just what I needed for working outside so I kept it. But when I'm working outside I like to listen to my books and this jacket only has the standard front pockets that are perfect for tipping the phone out on the ground. I decided to sew a quick phone pocket to the inside. I took the shortest zipper I could find (hot pink) and the fabric on the top of the scrap bin (orange) and cobbled together this pocket that functioned perfectly while I was spreading mulch. It goes much faster with a good book.
On the making front, I did finish the wheelchair shawl and I should have it posted tomorrow with some rudimentary instructions. I also got this quilt quilted for Becky. Becky and Rich gave us access to a ton of wood for our fire next winter so I wanted to quilt this quilt for her. It's for her nephew's son. He's 13 and I think he will love the bold graphic nature of it.
I quilted with the Square Spiral pantograph that I just love to do on masculine and graphic quilts. I almost finished off a cone of Superior Rainbows with this one.
Tomorrow we are expecting a lot of rain so I'll be at my brother's house helping him tile a backsplash. He needs my glass tile saw so he had to take my assistance as part of the deal. It should be fun since we both know probably about half what we need to for this to be successful. Cue the profanity.
3/2/2023 07:31:45 pm
Ha, ha. Spreading mulch. I would have to chip ice and snow off the ground to spread mulch. There is no way that can be done here for months yet. Still wearing down jackets.
3/3/2023 08:02:17 am
My brother is thinking of getting a wood chipper - so I told him I would love a bunch of the chipped wood for mulch. I think I will need to have some audio books or podcasts when I get it and have to spread it. Ha ha.
3/3/2023 07:17:17 pm
Just making a load of wood chips is alot of work!
3/3/2023 08:27:10 am
I wish all of women's clothing took phones into consideration - they constantly fall out or you have to make something to carry your phone it. I like to listen to audio books when I am working outside too and constantly out of small pockets or the cord unhooks. If you want to keep track of your steps using your phone instead of a fitbit device you have to have the phone on you at all times for an accurate count.
Sewing a phone pocket into your fleece was a great idea! I may need to do the same. Yesterday I sat here and looked through several years of your audiobook recaps and made a list of books to listen to. Thanks for posting each month on those! Oh... the red and black quilt is a great one for a teenage boy. It's so striking!
3/3/2023 09:11:25 am
I don't know how many yards of mulch are in a truckload, but it sounds like a lot! I think I have enough Sweet Pete stored away for this year's mulching. It's too early to buy any so I am glad I have a stash. It will be a workout to move it since I will have to push the wheelbarrow uphill to the front yard since the pile is in the back yard. The quilt looks really good!
3/3/2023 09:28:23 am
Pocket for the phone outside.... on the list.
3/4/2023 09:40:22 am
Mulching? Ha, not going to happen here for a long time. We got well over 13" of snow last night with more predicted for Monday. I'm SO over winter!!
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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.