Unlike many, I love it when daylight savings time finally arrives. I love the longer days, love the promise of warmer weather- and I love setting my toesies free from winter shoes and socks!!
While I know we could still see snow here, I'm enjoying the warmer days we've had- in the low sixties. Why does that temperature feel so much warmer in March than it does in October??
I am taking a temporary hiatus from art quilts. My brain needs a break after a solid year of coming up with a new design each month. I have been sewing, however- I made some cute little nine patch blocks for Debra, and also dug up a smallish quilt top I made at a workshop several years ago that I hadn't a clue what to do with. Debra has a new longarm, so it was a perfect gift for her.
And I've been sewing clothes. Having reached my goal weight, clothes shopping is fun again! Remember that rust dyed silk I did?
It's now a lovely, semi-fitted tunic.
Rust dyeing is fun, but I've learned that it is a pain to sew on- this is the one and only garment I'll ever make with rust dyed fabric. After this, I'll stick to rust dyeing silk scarves and maybe a few pieces of fabric to use in collages or something.
And that tee I cut down? It looks so good on- I am so glad I took the time to remake it! Yeah, I already posted a picture of the tee- but it looks so much better on me than sitting on the table!!
Next, I have a simple quilt to make for my SIL. She gave me some printed blocks she bought in Oregon years ago- they have pictures of different lighthouses on them. All I have to do is square them up, cut some sashings, and put it all together. Sidney, who helped me quilt the gift quilt for my younger son's girlfriend, has already said we can do this one on her computerized machine also. Maybe by the time that one is done my creative brain will show some signs of return!
And maybe now my son will believe me when I say he has a skinny mom now!!