Been busy! Stopping in to say hi. What's new with you?
Yesterday, I attended a fabric dying workshop with many local quilters. Of course, there were lots of jokes, like "I have always wanted to die/dye," and promises to "dye another day," after the James Bond movie by the same title.
I can't wait to wash my new fabrics. Maybe I'll have time to post some photos.
I found out that they meet at my LQS on the first Monday of each month. I'm gonna go, and show off my new fabrics. I bought more raw materials from the instructor, so I can make more at home. Now I will be able to make my own "custom blends." I think these will be perfect for applique, and as blenders for batiks. (Oh, and there is a dye resist technique that uses dish soap! Can't wait to try that one!) I have a new interest within the realm of quilting.
Next Saturday, I go to the quilt guild meeting for the first time. I was vaguely aware of their existence for years, but never went. Met the lady who puts out the newsletter, and she invited me. I might join. They need an overhaul on their website, and the job is open.
The next day is a family reunion. Only an hour and a half away. It'll be a fun day.
On the cooler (below 80 F) days, I work in the garden. We are getting doors for our new barn, and we just got the new zero-turn lawn mower. It's almost as much fun as my dirt bike. It turns on a dime, and can get into narrow areas than the tractor with its rear mower. That will save us a lot of time. Mowing used to be such a chore, and already, we have more time for other things.
Ummm ... what else? Gonna go up north to view the Perseid meteor showerhref> in mid-August.
Next weekend, we'll visit hubby's aunt & uncle on the west coast of Michigan.
News Flash: I have been thinking about creating a sewing room worthy of my interest and skills. I moved from the basement to an upstairs room. But the latest is that hubby says I should use the bigger upstairs room (currently a guest room that doesn't see much action) for my quilting room.
Today, we went to Ikea to pick out furniture. He says get whatever I want. I guess even he doesn't think that my sitting on the floor to iron fabric is a good idea. And I'm sure he's getting tired of seeing all the fabric lying in piles on the mezzanine.
Hubby was very helpful. He helped me decide which stuff I like best. I didn't actually buy any furniture today. I want to measure the room and be absolutely sure what will go where. Then I'll dive right in and transform the room into a proper SEWING STUDIO. It'll take a while, but I promise to post photos.
In my spare time, I've been doing a lot of hand quilting and applique. Hand sewing is appealing because I can take with me wherever I go, and even when I'm at home, I prefer it to my totally inefficient, cramped sewing room. Ya might not hear much from me, because I'm so busy MAKING STUFF lately! I'll have to post some photos.
So, what have you been sewing lately? How are you enjoying your summer? What are your plans for the near future?