I didn't post yesterday because Wednesday was dyeing day and Thursday was errand day so I just didn't get a lot done.
I can report that I'm 53% done with the binding on the postage stamp quilt! I basically stitch 3 lengths of thread every day.
Since the ornament closet is empty I set off on a little bit of reorganizing (mostly of the yarn stash) and that led to some much-needed reorganization of the office/shop. It
In that process I FINALLY hung this quilt that my friend, Marcy, made for me. It's absolutely perfect on the gray walls of the office! I love it and I'll see it every day when I'm packing orders.
I've got the longarm fired up again and I'm starting with 2 of my own veterans quilts. I should have these done this weekend.
I'm making good progress on this blanket. I haven't decided if I'm going to donate this one as a baby quilt or as a wheelchair quilt. I think it's going to be a little big for a baby quilt but it would work fine for either. Another week or so and this one will be wrapped.
So it's time to think about new projects and here's one of them. Lion Brand recently had a sitewide 35% off sale and I picked up this kit. I love a duster coat so what's not to love about a duster sweater. Mary Ann said that this yarn was really soft and nice to work with so it seemed like I should give it a try. I made a swatch last night to motivate myself to finish the blanket.
Another project that I bought yarn for is this blanket. I wanted a granny square format project as my next car project. I realized this summer that blankets are way too hot and bulky to work on in the car. I made one really bad sample block just to make sure I'm happy with the colors. I did a lot wrong in this one but I know what's wrong and I know I'll be able to make the blocks. I got this book used from Thriftbooks and I think it was less than $10.
I don't know when we will take our next road trip but I'm ready!
Today we have some repairs being done at the house and then I have to go get more soda ash for dyeing. I'll do some more binding and maybe get one of the veterans quilts quilted.
I hope you have a great weekend.
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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.