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.
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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.