Monday check in
I didn't get any work done this weekend on my placemats because we went to Chesapeake for my nephew's wedding party. They eloped (which everyone supported) and chose to have a party instead of a formal wedding. The cost of weddings had just gotten out of control (like college) and I'm happy that they are putting money into buying a home instead of a giant party with a pretty dress. She got a beautiful dress on a resale site and had a wonderful time getting married at Biltmore in Asheville. Having a party later meant that we could actually spend more time with them.
The funny part is that she changed her name and that surprised me. Her new name, Ottaway, is my maiden name and, honestly, I couldn't wait to change it when I got married. That name get's misspelled and mispronounced on a regular basis. She said she couldn't wait to change her name because her maiden name is Fucile, pronounced Fue-sil, and she was sick of it being pronounced Fuk-sil.
OK, I see it now.
The trip was only a day trip so I had yesterday to devote to football and blanket stitching. I'm over half way done with the 3rd border. I should get that green flower done tonight.
This is how I work on it. I pin up the border and leave exposed only where I'm working. This might prevent me from getting it too dirty. But I'm probably still destined to get chocolate on a piece at some point.
I also ran the kiln a couple of times this weekend so today I'm photographing, amd maybe listing, some new glass pieces.
10/3/2016 11:30:41 am
this quilt is so different from what I normally see you working on - when did you start this one - I have a feeling you started it some time ago :) I agree about the weddings - I also think weddings and funeral expenses have gotten out of control - I've told my family I don't want a funeral - they cost too much - have a party when they want instead -- weddings! my god the price of a dress that some get is so much and then when you toss in the cake and the party, and everything else that goes with it!
10/3/2016 05:04:19 pm
Ha ha. as soon as I saw the name, I understood why she changed it.
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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.