Look at what I found in the yard yesterday. I transplanted a hunk of green stuff from Daddio's last summer and something came from it. I'm amazed. I think it is a Siberian Iris. It's very small with lots of ornamental like grass surrounding it. Mom had a giant clump and I took a hunk, stuck it in the ground and forgot about it. It's a good reminder that life does indeed go on.
I found it when I was trekking up to the mailbox. Look what I found in the mailbox.
Oh, my. This is just gorgeous. When you are working with colors you can't have enough shuttles and bobbins. I can't tell you how many times I have picked one up to buy but put it back down when I looked at the the price tag. I can't thank you enough BlueLoom. I am practically speechless.
The Mister will be gone most of this week to do some Mom sitting while the rest of the family is off on vacation. She'll be 97 next month and is still in her own home. While he's away I'm planning on doing whatever I want. Not that I don't usually but it's different when someone's always looking over your shoulder. First up is the quilt backing for Daddio's tumblers.
I used to keep Daddio out of mischief by giving him things to do when I wasn't there. One of those things was to cut strips. We had boxes and boxes of them so we made rolls out of them by sewing the ends together. Some we used for weaving, some for quilting. This roll is just what I needed to make a backing.
I used the Jellyroll Race technique that I saw on YouTube. It wasn't as much fun as they made it look but it did work up quickly. Here it is pre-ironed. It reminds me of those broom skirts. Remember those?
You take the roll and sew one end to the other and keep on going that way until it's all together. The colors line up sometimes but that's part of the fun.
It's not quite big enough so I'm still going to have to add a border but for the most part this is done deal-and it's only day one of my staycation!