Not quite as planned
I know some people think list making is a waste of time and that it's depressing to make a list and then not be able to complete it. I view lists completely differently. Lists (like project plans from my former work life) are just a way to organize my thoughts and are simply an outline of what might be accomplished. I fully expect other things to come up and the lists helps me decided what a can accomplish instead. I got a good exercise in that this weekend.
Things started out right on plan with the quilting of 2 veterans quilts.
These 2 quilts bring my YTD total to 14.
Things went a little awry after that. While I was washing out fabrics the sock that I use to trap lint from the washer stretched enough to clog the drain so the water went the only place it could, over the edge of the sink and all over the basement floor. It wasn't a big disaster. I do a deep clean annually after woodstove season is over and now that's all done!
Nothing was damaged because I am always careful not to have anything that can be damaged sitting on the floor. With the hot water heater and this sink downstairs, these accidents are bound to happen. I did discover that my little shop vac works great!
All the cabinets and shelves are back against the wall now and the rugs will be completely dry today so I can put it all back together and I can remove "clean basement" off my April list. It's really, really clean right now.
Because my dye work tables were moved into the longarm space, I didn't get to practice for my quilting class so instead I did quite a bit of crochet this weekend. I'm really enjoying this gingham technique. I can see myself making lots of these blankets in the future. I also love the Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn" yarn. It's so easy to work with and it's sooooo soft. I don't like Red Heart but I hear that the Premier and Walmart Mainstay brands are also really soft and nice.
I didn't get into the sewing room until yesterday and most of my time there was spent ironing the fabric that I dyed. But I did get half of the arc blocks together for the big quilt. I'll make better progress on these this week.
I have something new that I'll be doing over the next couple of months. Hanover County is operating a vaccine clinic to serve the whole county and they have asked elections officers to help man the clinic. I'll be doing that every Tuesday afternoon starting tomorrow. I won't be getting the vaccine myself but I'm happy to do anything I can to assist in getting it out to the people who want it. I was sort of hoping to be outside as a traffic cop but this week I'll be manning a registration desk. Should be interesting!
3/8/2021 11:58:00 am
Love the gingham crochet blanket and the paper piecing. Good for you for volunteering for the vaccine effort. Are you not getting the vaccine at all? I'm still waiting...
3/8/2021 01:37:04 pm
You have a very positive attitude for having to clean before it was on your list ;-) Glad there wasn't too much damage!!!
Mercy, what a mess, but such a good way to look at an unexpected clean up. I've had my first dose, get the second next week. I have a friend like you who cannot take vaccines due to severe reactions, so I am encouraging everyone else around her to get one so she will be safe with our group. Great progress on your projects.
3/9/2021 07:49:54 am
I am sure you were really glad to have the shop vac now. Water clean-ups are surprisingly time consuming. It is good to have something off your list early - even if it wasn't planned.
3/9/2021 08:07:09 am
I like list too. I had one this weekend and got three out of the four items completed so that was good. I am glad your flood was not damaging and that you got cleaning the basement off the April list. That gingham blanket is cute.
3/9/2021 08:29:25 am
Love the peachy baby blanket, and I really need to get busy and finish the one I have in the works for great grandchild #12, arriving the end of this month. So you wanted to be a traffic cop! Maybe, if you ask nicely, they might let you do that. lol The fact that you are volunteering at a clinic that is dispensing vaccine that you are unable to get, because of all your allergies, speaks volumes for the type of person you are Vicki. You are to be commended for all the things you do for others.
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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.