I didn't post yesterday because Wednesday I did absolutely nothing. I had an allergic reaction that started Tuesday night. I think it's undeclared dairy in some chocolate that I ate. It happens. It's a risk you take when you eat food prepared by others. I'm not angry about it. It happens to me once or twice a year and I get through it. It just takes lots of Benedryl and that means that Wednesday was a day of napping.
That meant that Thursday became dyeing day because I wasn't capable of the simple math required for mixing dyes on Wednesday. Plus I was napping and that's not conducive to cutting and dyeing fabric.
Nothing has gotten accomplished but I have plans and I'm totally recovered and ready for the weekend.
Maybe not quite nothing has gotten accomplished. In the evenings I have started and been working on a new baby blanket. This is a single crochet gingham blanket from Daisy Farm Crafts. They have at least a dozen gingham patterns in a variety of stitches. They seem to have a thing for gingham and it's a good thing. It took me a few rows to get in the rhythm of the stitch with carrying a yarn along but now I can go at a pretty good pace. They have a new pattern for a velvet yarn throw that I'd really like to do. It looks like it would be fast and easy but it would be quite warm to work on so that will need to be a winter project.
So one plan for the weekend will be to work on this in the evenings, like I normally do.
Plan #2 is to make some progress toward getting Summer Sunset together. It's time to sew the background to the arcs and start getting this one together.
Plan #3 is to quilt 2 veterans quilts. This is a twin pair so picking the pattern and thread will be easy. Stars and ribbons for sure.
Plan #4 is to catchup on my Bethanne Nemesch class. Here's part of my practice from lesson 1. I did 2 of these. One is heirloom feathers (hump and bump) and this one is continuous feathers. I decided that my practice pieces can be placemats. I'm learning so much in this class. Lesson 2 was last weekend but I haven't had the opportunity to watch yet. We have a friend staying with us and he's having to remote work while he's here. Satellite internet doesn't like more than one person streaming at a time. He'll be leaving this weekend so I can catch up.
Plan #5 is more shrubbery destruction. I asked my brother to sharpen my trimmers for me, which he did, but he loaned me this fine toy. By the time I'm done nothing will need trimming around here for a couple of years.
I'm so glad my brother lives closer now. He has a lot of great toys.
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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.