Moving on to other projects
Do you find that when you finish a big project (like 80 Christmas postcards) that you are a little lost? That's the phase I'm in right now. In my sewing room I'm trying to clean up and get surfaces open so I can get out a couple of new projects. But yesterday I didn't do much of anything. Last night was our quilt club meeting and annual pot luck. Because of my allergies, I don't get to participate but I do bring my vegan and gluten free cookies. I have two friends who take all of the leftovers home to family members who are dairy-free. My holiday cooking is done!
Yesterday afternoon we went to a friend's house to pick up some wood. They had to cut down 3 HUGE trees earlier this year. Two were 150+ year old oaks. We got a lot of it in the Spring but decided to get another load. We are all set for winter fires.
In the evenings Chris' blanket is really coming along. I'm on the 7th ball of 11. It's 53" wide and 55" long at this point. It's my lap blanket while I'm working on it. I want it to be about 80" long so I expect that I will only need 9.5 - 10 balls total. This project will actually be done soon!
The big view photo is really washed out so I took this one with a grayscale card and these colors are much closer to true. I absolutely love it. It's Cascade Cartwheel in the color San Diego. This might be done by Christmas!
My next sewing project will be a doll dress for Ella. I'm hoping to find a pattern that can use these 2 fabrics. The pink is a silk that Kim gave me and the silver is from Anne and is the same type of fabric that I used in the stocking postcard. These fabrics make my teeth hurt. I wasn't that kind of little girl but Ella will love it.
12/15/2021 11:27:39 am
I will miss your daily postings Vicki, but I wish you and your family, a very Merry Christmas, and the enjoyment of being together with family and friends. Hugs
12/15/2021 08:01:33 pm
Oh, that’s a brilliant description: “makes my teeth hurt.” They are lovely and I know precisely what you mean!
12/15/2021 10:50:16 pm
Oh, Vicki, I laughed out loud over your “makes my teeth hurt” comment. My daughter, as well as my granddaughters, love pink and purple. Give me yellow, orange, and green any day.
12/16/2021 07:34:13 am
The cookies look good and the blanket is coming along. Those fabrics will make pretty fancy dresses!
12/16/2021 08:12:46 am
Chris' blanket is looking really nice. You are getting a lot done on it.
12/16/2021 10:14:32 am
Fabulous projects, keeping you busy! Those cookies look delicious. Merry Christmas!
12/16/2021 01:23:22 pm
I feel the same way after a huge project. so for vegan cookies - what do you use for eggs? I am interested ;-)
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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.