Friday was a work holiday, and if you read my blog last week you know I took some vacation days on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday, Miss E came over with her sewing machine (Rachel, the famous Babylock) and she learned how to wind bobbins, thread the machine and sew a 1/4 inch seam. She laid out her 5 inch black, brown and gray blocks and put together the center of a small lap quilt. She got as far as sewing on the first border, and she has a second chosen but not sewn on.
|She kept saying "Is my face in the picture? It's not, is it?"|
Thursday we took Aunt Zel to Joann's and bought some yarn to fix a run in one of Miss E's sweaters. Then we hit the Goodwill store and picked up a bag of cotton tee shirts because we wanted to try bleach stamping.
This is an easy way to embellish tees with rubber stamps and bleach. I saw it first on one of my favorite blogs, Hanging By A Needle and Thread. Here's a link:
|This is a gray shirt that turned pink after bleach hit it.|
|This one faded but didn't change color.|
|Miss E's shirt surprised us all, dark blue turned orange-red.|
|Our crew chief, Miss A|
I tried doing some work in my sewing studio, but other than moving stuff around and refolding yardage, not much was accomplished.
However, on Friday, Miss A and I were picked up by my friend Suzi for some exciting Retail Therapy. Originally we were doing Ben Franklin Crafts and some resale shops, but decided to start with Quil-tagious, a new-to-me shop in Mukwonago. It's actually been open for about a year. A friend of my cousin Nancy opened it with her sister or sisters... and Nancy said it was cool.
It was! They had a whole wall of Kaffe Fassett prints. I succumbed immediately...
and picked up a selection. Love the red, purple and teal combination, and the big splashy florals and 'suggestion-of-florals' that are his trademark. He's not afraid of color, and I love that!
Friday night at family sewing night we made some additional fidget blankets for Shelley's nursing home. By the time we got home to bed Miss A was too tired to watch the fireworks that were going off it seemed like just outside our windows.
So yards into the stash far outstripped yards out this week. I bought 6-7 yards at Quil-tagious plus a half roll jelly, and 8 or so more at Ben's. I did find some fat quarters that felt rather patriotic...
and some insane dots!!
These will make some awesome bindings...
Next post might be about my crazy knitting fiasco.