Before I get into my fun day yesterday someone asked a couple days ago about the MP3 player that I use for listening to books. I had a Sansa Clip that I liked a lot but it got to the point where it wouldn't hold charge anymore rendering it completely useless. As a replacement I bought the Sansa Sport Clip thinking that it would work the same as the old one. It does not! When books download in multiple files the new one treats each file as a separate book (the old one grouped them together). When listening to a book I used to be able to press back (or forward) once to jump forward and backward by chapter. I used that feature a lot. In the new one it jumps you forward and backward in books! Too annoying. Now I use the Sansa for listening to the radio.
I'm using my new smartphone and bluetooth headphones for my books. The smartphone app is really versatile and I just clip the smartphone to my waistband and listen everywhere. It's a lot bulkier than the MP3 but the app is so much better that it's a worthwhile tradeoff.
Now on to tie dye!
Chris' best friend from high school works for the State Department is is heading for his next overseas tour to Basra to run the consulate there. He and his daughter are taking some trips to visit friends and family and we were one of the stops. They came for fishing and so that Alida and I could tie dye.
We dyed lots of things! I got a pack of boy's tshirts from WalMart that dyed perfectly. I also found one camisole in her size and she brought a shirt.
I had a beach towel so we dyed that too. She can use it next week while they are at Emerald Isle.
And a pack of socks for the leftover dyes!
I dyed this outfit for myself and I am thrilled with how it turned out. The photo on the left shows how I marked the pieces for stitching. The top is the Y-Front Tunic from Dharma Trading. It's rayon and very comfortable and I have 2 more to dye. The leggings are their capri leggings. I have several pair of these leggings and they are really comfortable and durable.
When I saw the colors that Alida was drawn too I also knew that I had finally found the right home for my Sea Dreams quilt. It's been almost 2 years since I made it and it was desperately seeking out a home where it would be loved.
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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.