Temps in the 50's today have all of our snow drip-dripping everywhere and creating lots of mud. Good for the plants, not so good for working outside and kids running in and out of the house! The warm temps did let hubby get out his tools and finish my light setup for my seedlings so I'll get around to getting the lights hooked up and hung to it later today.
terrible photo, but can you see the 2 artichokes peeking up? Center & top right cell.
Below, over-engineered in typical man-fashion, it weighs a hundred pounds I bet, but when I connect the chains and lights it will work well.... but where the he(( am I going to put this contraption LOL?
This may be my last weekend to play with my sewing machine for more than an hour at a time since temps are expected to be in the 60's next weekend - so I'm taking full advantage of the mud outside now to get started on a quilt for a very important little girl in my life - any guesses as to who it is? Here's a hint... she's the only little girl in our extended family, and her birthday is coming up very soon!
here's the colors I picked for the mod-tod(dler)-
Below, no - Loch hasn't taken up yoga - "Thing 1" has been playing chess like a pro lately and requested a "chess bag" so he could take his mad skillz on the road. This is what I came up with, it is kind of like a yoga bag, I didn't use a pattern but I'm really happy with how it came out. I used the skull fabric on the outside, a pale gray lining, and interfacing to stiffen up the bag and strap. Drawstring cord with a toggle finished it up. Took about 2-3 hours total probably, but I worked on it in 2 sessions yesterday so I wouldn't get too frustrated :)
Here's a close up of the fabric, I also used a flannel remnant to make a drawstring bag to hold his chess pieces, his chess board is one of those roll-up tournament size ones. Some parts of the fabric could have stood to be a little more masculine, but I'm digging the skulls, flames and barbed wire.
Now I'm off to start cutting quilt fabrics. The fun part was picking out the fabrics, and now is the stressful part, cutting the shapes out perfectly. Then comes fun again when I can spend some time changing the pieces around until I'm happy with the design. I'm sure I won't come up for air until Monday, so have a good weekend, y'all!