This weekend was mostly a weekend of starting new projects. The Paula nadelstern fabrics arrived and I got them all washed. I plan to spend this evening figuring out exactly what I'm going to make. I want to get it done before we leave for a trip October 7. One thing for sure is that the design will be simple!
Friday afternoon Mom and I finished the very last task in her sewing room by getting the design wall together. It took a full roll of the extra duty Gorilla Tape so I think it's secure and will last another 5 years or more.
Her sewing room is all set up. It's smaller than her previous sewing room but we were able to arrange it to fit in everything she needed. She actually built that cutting table herself over 10 years ago and it's been very sturdy. Her fabric is stored in a cabinet in her living room, otherwise, everything fits in here nicely.
Back at home I got more fabric dyed for the blue bow tie quilt. I mostly needed lights and the fabrics were end cuts and odd sized pieces.
I was cleaning up the cutting table to get a backing ready to load on the longarm and I found the leftover squares from this quilt that Laura pieced on vacation. This is the very last of a set of fabrics that I bought years ago and I tried to talk myself into just tossing them. I couldn't do it so I pieced them into 4 placemats. These will get quilted later but, at least, I can move them to another location for the time being.
I have a bigger quilt that needs to go on the longarm this week.'
I watched a lot of football this weekend and that gave me the opportunity to start 2 new crochet projects. One is another of the big blankets that I have been making for the men in my life. This one will go to a good friend of Chris'. The other is a second baby blanket for my soon-to-be Great Niece. This one is going to come together a lot faster than the one with the squares.
We are also spending a lot of time looking out the windows. We have lived here over 20 years and have never had turkeys hanging around. But since we returned from Maine we are seeing this one flock of 8 hanging around a lot. It's fun having them around.
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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.