Neither here nor there.
Wow, just wow, I cannot believe it's September 1st already. Alrighty what fall and winter projects is everyone working on right now, assuming you're still not canning and working in your gardens.
Splurged on a larger sized wool pressing mat. Love the one I have, but it is very small. Ordered tiny applique pins, and extra fine pins, Tulip needles, the Jen Kingwell roller for marking 1/4 seam allowance on curves, and replacement General's charcoal pencils in both white and black. Not much left of my current General's pencils. I'll order a couple of yards in replacement fabrics tomorrow. That should keep me busy for the month. It'll have to do, 'cause that is most of the month's discretionary budget.
Still working on the same quilting projects. Two of nine-patches in blue and tan, and blue and cream. They were put away a year or two ago out of frustration, because I couldn't get the blues marked with a precise line that was also easy to see. Medium to dark blues are mostly all I work with - I don't much like most other colors that get used in quilts.Question is, and I may have missed it, is what are you planning on making.
This! Plus, my sewing room still isnt set up, and is currently co-opted in part by liniment, salve tins and the dehydrator. That may get moved up near the top of the list, though. DS and DDIL were both bemoaning the quality of the "fleece"sleeper they had just bought the 8 month old. They cut was so skimpy that our NOT chubby 8 month old is snug in a 12 month size, although the length is more than adequate. And the fabric is awful- thin, scratchy, and not remotely warm! Not a problem now, but this winter is a different story. But first, the rest of harvest. If my legs work at all tomorrow!Word…Spring, summer and fall are less than 100 days…I’ll get back to all the stitching and knitting soon enough. Have to make hay, er, garden and preserve the harvest in a very, very short time.
But love the chance to see what you are all up to!
Check out the tonals at www.connectingthreads.comBeiges are hard. The various fabrics that came in look *ok,* but not great together. The tan prints avail. this year all seem to have more of a buttery, even mustardy set of tones. The quilt is now entirely pieced, and it will be pretty, but unfortunately not what I intended. Ach...live and learn.
From here on out, I'm looking at perhaps just purchasing solids, and from a single mfr., probably Kauffman's Kona line. I prefer toned down colors, and subtle background prints, but most of what seems to be trendy right now are bold and very bright prints that make themselves a prominent feature within the finished piece - the way everyone takes the Queen Elizabeth print from Tula, and makes it the center of a block, or fussy cuts a series of them for the EPP mandalas. Nothing against Tula (she is a talented artist), just not what I want to do. Also, bright prints just give me a headache.
I'd estimate a good 1/4 of the fabrics I own, I don't much care for, despite how promising they appeared on the screen. Monitor colors never match the fabrics, so sticking with one seasonally stable line of solids should be money saved if I can build up a ref. of fabrics from one source. I'd purchase a color card (like yarn mfr's offer) if they were available (was discouraged last time I checked, but can't remember specifically why).
Tried out a sampler similar to the mini quilt in the above Hawaiian videos, and following her method. Good results. I can see working with that further.
This! Plus, my sewing room still isnt set up, and is currently co-opted in part by liniment, salve tins and the dehydrator. That may get moved up near the top of the list, though. DS and DDIL were both bemoaning the quality of the "fleece"sleeper they had just bought the 8 month old. They cut was so skimpy that our NOT chubby 8 month old is snug in a 12 month size, although the length is more than adequate. And the fabric is awful- thin, scratchy, and not remotely warm! Not a problem now, but this winter is a different story. But first, the rest of harvest. If my legs work at all tomorrow!
Sigh. Received the order placed for quilting fabrics.
The Wilmington Prints I bought three yards of for a quilt back is a garish green in person, and isn't at all soft - poly blend... at that price? I didn't see fiber content in the description, nor does the selvage give any indication. It's nasty. Quilts should be soft (esp. at the back). I'm not using it. Ordered what would have been a beautiful batik, except they threw silver metallic specs over it. So, what I have left of an $80 order, are two half-yard pieces that are lovely blue prints, and two good 1 yard each Kaufman Kona beiges.
Expensive mistakes. We have no local stores for fabric. The Hobby Lobby stocks WalMart quality fabric. I may just go back to simply knitting.
Can you send the fabric back for a refund?
How pretty! It looks snuggly and warm... it's nice for her to have something comforting and familiar in the hospital.Currently working on this blanket for my aunt. She has dementia, diabetes, and a laundry list of other problems where she keeps having to go in and out of the hospital, so I wanted to make her a nice blanket to keep with her.
Not much else going on. Trying to complete handmade Christmas gifts and start planning out shopping (have a 4 and 9 year old to shop for).
I have a question that I hope someone can answer for me......I just finished knitting some dishtowels and dishcloths out of the Peaches and Cream cotton yarn that comes on cones. They are of a muted-color variegated yarn with a stripe near either end done in a matching solid color. Anyway, with these stripes, I now have ten "tails" per item to bury instead of two tails per item.
There may be a way to bury ends as one knits past them, but if so, it's nothing I've ever learned. So, I thought I'd split the plies of the 4-ply yarn and bury each little 2-ply tail separately and then tie those finer ends back together. This just leaves me with tiny tails that I would like to trim very closely and I would like to know if there is any type of household glue I can use so I can cut them really short? All I have thought of is carpenter's glue. It is just like Elmer's glue only it is not water soluable once it completely dries. There's no way I can order anything or drive to the Hobby Lobby in my bigger town. I also have some Super Glue, but not sure it would be a good idea for that be dried in a clothes dryer.
If I can't glue this stuff, I'll just have to make those fine little ties and try to bury the ends of them with a crochet hook. Grrr!
I'm not carrying the tails because the color difference would be terribly obvious plus they would make a tremendous lump.
I may just knot them with the two-ply tails and dot the tips with the carpenter's glue. I doubt they will start a fire in the dryer, but I just thought I'd ask in case there was another way that I was not aware of.