Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Finished is better...

 I'm finding sewing time is hard to come by these days.  I'm not sure why.  So I'm happy whenever I finish something!

A while back I shared Kiara's first quilt.  And then I showed the top I had pieced from the second set of blocks she picked out.  I finished it a couple of weeks ago.   It will be donated at a gathering of my online quilting friends later this year.  The backing is flannel, so I hope some child battling illness will like it.  

I used the walking foot and that wavy line stitch to quilt it.  It's not perfect, but it's finished.  When I made the label, I wrote that it was designed by Kiara and I did the piecing and quilting. 

After what seems like years, I finished these socks, which I plan to sell.  They are made from a yarn I discovered at Michael's a couple of months ago.  It's sock weight, but on the finer side, so it took more rows to get the length right.  It is very soft, so will be comfortable to wear- almost like cashmere.  I have two more balls of it to work with.  

I'm allergic to an ingredient in most sunscreens, so have to wear the mineral based ones- or a big hat and long sleeves.  It turns out the very same ingredient might be killing the coral reefs!  Hawaii is working to ban these products.  Naturally, the companies that make them are in an uproar, declaring their products to be safe- for HUMANS!  They don't want to have to spend any of their massive profits to change their formulas.  So look closely when you buy sunscreen, and avoid the ones with Oxybenzone!  Show them that we will support the more environmentally friendly alternative!

I am grateful for:
SPRING has finally arrived. 
Sleeping with the windows open.
Leftovers (and a husband who will eat the same meal twice)
Anna's help figuring out new options.
Little bits of sewing time.

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