I don't know how the weather was where you are but here in Virginia is was pretty much perfect. It's very rare that we can tolerate the windows open in the summer but we had them open all weekend. I even took my yoga mat to the back porch Sunday morning and did my yoga listening to the river.
It was also a good weekend for my hobbies too. First, I finished my sun printing and as I write this I realize that I forgot to take photos of the new fabrics. I'll do that for Wednesday's post.
I also made a few more crochet hats and I'll share after I finish off the rest of the skein before I share those.
I did all kinds of different things this weekend starting with restocking my lotion (liquid) and lotion bars. I use the lotion bars for my feet at night. Lotion bars are also great for dry elbows and knees. Making your own lotion is a great way to save a few dollars. It's so inexpensive to make your own and it takes no time at all. I'm all set for at least 6 months.
I whittled away on my stack of HST blocks. I'm chain piecing pairs now and then will start making them into 4 patch blocks.
I got my 2 veterans quilts quilted so they are ready to bind this week and then I'll get two more loaded and quilted. I think I have 6 more ready to be quilted and I got the backing dyed and ironed for all of them.
Then I finished off the weekend with this little project. I bought two of these diamond painting kits in Paducah. I've seen lots of people doing this and wanted to see if I might like it. These are stickers that I thought I'd make for Ella, Eli and their cousins. I'm going to see them this coming weekend so it was time to get them done.
I think they are really cute. I think the kids will like them. I will not do this hobby again. It just doesn't appeal to me. I'd rather work a puzzle or crochet.
This week I want to get two more veterans quilts quilted, make a lot more progress on the the HST quilt and bind the veterans quilts. I also plan to dye fabric for my new Judy Niemeyer quilt and the sashing for Groovy 3.
Speaking of Groovy 3, I picked 4 possibilities for sashing for Groovy 3. I've narrowed it down to the light blue or light green. My friend, Anne, prefers the blue but I might go green. I'll decide by Wednesday.
I had windows open for part of the day yesterday the humidity was so low it felt so nice but it is very short lived - just this weekend nice and then back to heat and the humidity will start to rise again such a nice variety of projections you have going - the lotion sounds interesting - bars I mean
6/20/2022 06:29:19 pm
I think the stickers will be a big hit with Ella and crew. I vote for the green sashing.
6/20/2022 09:54:07 pm
The weather here in northern IL was perfect all weekend too. Now back to the 90s, 91 today and 96 tomorrow.
6/21/2022 06:48:31 am
It is HOT here in Texas! Anywhere from the high 90's to just over 100! Thank God for air conditioning!
6/21/2022 12:07:23 pm
You have sure had a busy and eclectic weekend. I'm with you on the long plane trips, would rather be closer to home and my own bed!! I'm currently in the 'I don't want to do anything' stage. So unlike me, I'm sure it will pass soon.
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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.