Trying to find little pockets of time to work but yet have fun with kids and dogs running in and out. And feeding friends and kids. And feeding more kids…
A little ironing of 25 yards of fabric finished up from last week’s dyeing. Couldn’t waste 80 degree weather in Michigan during the month of March. I never remember that happening before. Pretty spring colors. I’ll try reds next time.
Trying to find a solution for the Lucy quilt. Maybe this or maybe that:
I like the uneven borders. Haven’t used borders in awhile so don’t know why I did this time. Maybe Lucy my dog didn’t like them either.
And trying my hand at a little piece of slow cloth which everyone seems to be intrigued with lately-including me. Old feed sacks and jeans. Can you believe I am re-visiting recycled jeans?
I need something slower to work on after my foot surgery Wednesday-outpatient and hopefully a quick recovery. It’s my sewing foot and my driving foot. I can’t quite think of how I will do if I can’t use my foot for two weeks-which is worse case scenario.. Just need to be able to be very active by the time summer vacation comes! I love long hikes in the summer. Will be gone for a few days and returning with a new and healing foot!
Happy sewing, my friends!
I love little things that make my job easier. And I always learn something at a workshop that I can apply to what I am doing. This little scissors is perfect for ripping out tight seams. It’s actually a suture scissors. I bought one from Deb Kurasik at my workshop on Wednesday. The stitch length she recommended for paper piecing was 1.5-tiny -so ripping out was not fun. They really helped .
Also, I remembered some table extensions that we had used in a fabric dyeing class last spring that put the table at just the right heighth for working in a standing position. When I asked Betsy, my friend who is in charge of organizing the programs where they came from she smiled and went and got me a set of four from the closet.
PVC tubing that had been cut! This thirty dollar table is now the perfect heighth for cutting and standing. And I thought it was another gadget to be purchased. Why don’t I think of things like that? (yes, it’s ready for binding 🙂
I must move with my day. I am Mr. mom this weekend-dad and mom rolled into one as Marc is skiing in VT with his friends. I am tempted to begin something with this beautiful blue linen I dyed this summer, velvet and a drawer full of silk scraps I pick up along my way. I have a show I entered and must have a piece for in three weeks. Fun-remind me I feel no pressure!
Happy Sewing ,my friends!