Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Break 2010

     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!


  1. i like the border (maroon) on lower right if its worth anything. feels weighted down correctly that way.
    the recycled quilt looks good, feels very texturized right now which i know will disappear but it appeals to me.
    have a quick healing from surgery!
    good luck adapting to another way to work for awhile :)

  2. I am going to try to do lighter stitching to keep some of that texture-I like it that way too-having lots of texture! Let's see how grumpy I get from trying to adapt...

  3. Hope your surgery goes well, and you enjoy your time sitting with your leg elevated! Maybe knitting and reading? I went through that a couple of years ago: it does force you to sit still and find something else to do!

  4. Isn't it interesting how each way you turn it the borders give a different effect, I think it's such a lovely rhythmic piece, either way you turn it. And nice colours up top too!

  5. Thank you so much. I can't wait until I add the quilting as it always turns it into a more interesting piece.

    Gail-Already started knitting for a local shelter- a hat and mittens-fun to try knitting again.