There wasn't much going on in the fiber world for me this weekend but I still got lots done. Friday started with my brother and we put up his new backsplash. He had called me to ask if I had a wet saw and, surprise, I did! Since I've worked some with cutting glass and had all the glass cutting tools, I offered to help.
He laid the field and I did all the cuts. Honestly, I was surprised at how well my cutting worked out! I didn't go back Saturday to help grout. I told him that I was confident in his skills. Plus I know, from doing my mosaic walls, that grouting is an unholy mess. He confirmed that with several messages during the day. Mom and I went over last night to check it out.
His name is Tim and I told him we could start a business and call it VicTim. Something in me wants to start a business just so we can see if we could register that name.
The other big job of the weekend was mulching. I actually enjoy doing this. I can listen to a book and get some great exercise. Chris would help if I asked but I've not needed help so far. This was Sunday's work that I finished before we left to visit my brother. The first bed I tackled is this area around the magnolia tree. First I had to rake up a wheelbarrow FULL of seed pods. I still need to trim the suckers and this will be done for the year.
Our truck is so old that it now has antique plates. That means that it doesn't have to be inspected anymore. It does limit how far you can drive (250 miles) it but we only use it for local trips. It's not reliable enough for any distance.
We have 6 Sycamore trees lining the driveway and four of them are in standalone beds like this. The rest of that truckload took care of three of them. There are irises planted under these two trees. The next bed that I will do will use an entire truckload. I hope to get to that one Tuesday before the weather turns cold and rainy again.
It wasn't a totally fiber-free weekend though. I got 4 of the little child cuddle quilts quilted on Saturday and got the binding cut. This week's tasks will include getting these finished. I also have a baby quilt that I need to get quilted for Mom. It's for my cousin's son's first baby. I'm making the baby a teddy bear out of a special vintage quilt so I hope to get that made this week too.
I hope you had a great weekend and have some fun things planned for your week.
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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.