My normal daily routine is to get up (not early), pack orders and exercise. This morning I was laying in bed deciding what type of exercise I wanted to do today and decided on the recumbent bike while watching some Netflix. But I just couldn't bear sitting on the bike and having to see the dead bugs and cobwebs in the basement corner. The next thing I know, I've traded off exercise and vacuumed the entire basement which was a lot more work than riding the bike, watching Netflix and ignoring the bugs. But the basement looks great, well, great for a basement.
Then I had the great idea to wash the Finally! quilt again to soften it up some more. I just love sleeping under this quilt. It's so heavy and warm, just like I want. But I was reminded why I never buy Kona cotton fabric anymore. This stuff, especially the dark colors, must have some sort of lint magnet. There wasn't any lint on the color squares, just on the Kona black. Nothing 5 sheets of sticky roller couldn't solve but annoying nonetheless.
Then I had breakfast!
This weekend was reasonably productive too. I admit that I'm mostly focused on Chris' crochet blanket. It will be done in a couple of day! But when I needed to take breaks I also got 2 Rail Fence veterans quilts quilted. After I finish the project below I'll get these trimmed and bound. Then I have 2 more ready to quilt.
There were also a couple of breaks to make some accessories for this outfit that I made for Ella's doll earlier this year. I don't know what I was saving it for but I decided that it will be part of her Christmas gift. This doll will be a proper little hippie.
The main part of her Christmas gift is getting made this afternoon. It's PINK!
I'll get through it.....
I stopped using Kona black also for that reason - I have a wonderful Mariner's Star that I made some years ago and rarely use it because it is a lint magnet! Most of the time it is stored in a bag to keep dust off of it - the few times I put it on the bed it seems to collect all the dust in the house and when washed is like yours. Now instead of a solid if I want black I will use something that reads black but is a two tone black instead
12/20/2021 05:21:46 pm
Love that hippie doll outfit—it’s adorable!
12/20/2021 06:15:37 pm
Sounds like you had a couple of squirrel moments this morning! And I wonder - do they now say it's 'boho' rather than 'hippie'?
12/21/2021 07:09:38 am
I had to chuckle at your lint issue. You ought to see how much sticks to and shows on black flannel! I had the dark flannel quilt hung up so I could take a picture and the bottom touched the floor. Well, now the binding is covered in lint, dust, and whatever it could find! The Hippie outfit is so darn cute! The accessories you made take it over the top!
12/21/2021 07:44:13 am
Hooray! A couple of days means that the blanket will be finished before Christmas. I love the Hippie outfit for the doll.
12/21/2021 08:01:32 am
Wow, you are so productive! I would love to have a couple of days to sew, but it seems a lot of other chores are getting in the way.
12/21/2021 09:16:44 am
You are amazing!
12/21/2021 11:07:48 am
What have you used in place of Kona? I'm curious, since I've noticed the same when I'm working with it. The hippy outfit is too cute, and the pink is going to be pretty, I think - you definitely won't nod off working on it. LOL
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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.