Aren't they adorable? I sort of want this project done soon but I sort of want to drag it out because they are soooooooo cute.
The postcards came together quickly. I started with the center motif and just added other fabrics on the sides. I satin stitched around the motif and around the edges.
It took less than 2 hours total to make 7 of there. I always like to have some patriotic postcards for our summer Airbnb guests so now I"m all set.
In between sewing sessions I also finally got through all that yarn!
I started with 3 bankers size boxes of yarn and, honestly, I didn't use it often because I'd have to get it all out and dump it on the floor to find anything. A lot of this came from $1 bins at discount stores and the rest was bought in half-price bins in yarn shops. So there really isn't a ton of money represented here.
I've been winding off 5 yard pieces of each one on little cards. Since I only use them for postcards, 5 yard pieces are plenty.
There's a piece of each of those yarns in this bin and it all fits great. But I quickly realized that I had the same problem. Because This is layers of yarn I'd still have to dump it out to find what I wanted. I had to find a better solution.
So I went back to the Cabinet of Magical Things, where this yarn really belongs, and emptied the second drawer (drafting tools, knitting needles and embroidery frames). All of the yarn fits here and I can see every one. This will be perfect and should also keep me from buying more.
Here's all the stuff going to my fiber art friends. The 2 nags are all yarn and the box is general supplies. They have a pretty large group to share with but I gave them permission to toss anything that isn't wanted.
I feel like I have a little breathing room now!
3/19/2020 12:40:40 pm
Those penguins rock! The postcards turned out great! Good job on sorting out the yarn and finding a new home for the wound pieces you are keeping seems ideal. You can see what color you might be looking for. Now that my brother is all set to move I don't have to think about that anymore so maybe I can get motivated to get back to where I left off on my place.
3/19/2020 03:50:35 pm
Congrats on the organization and destash. I was not a fan of the Penguin pattern. I guess it is the plaids, but you have opened my eyes with your use of fabrics. They are adorable. I look forward to following your progress. Stay well.
3/20/2020 08:59:11 am
Ooh.....that Noro yarn is nice (that stuff is expensive!)
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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.