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Vicki Welsh
I love all things to do with fibers
Interests: fabric dyeing, fabric painting, surface design, sewing, quilting, longarm quilting, fabric postcards, mixed media, kaleidoscopes, reading, photography, fused glass
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I haven't had a lot of sewing/quilting time so far this week. I have the giant green dye order to focus on. But I've had some time in the evenings to do a little prep work. I'm planning 2 projects.... Continue reading
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We've finally got some action going in the nest boxes. In Box 1 we have Eastern Bluebirds. We expect to ultimately have 5 eggs because that's what they lay every year. We will check again this weekend and see how... Continue reading
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Well, Typepad had another day of problems so I'm late posting. More importantly, no appliances failed today! I'm considering the day a complete success. Today I'm finally reporting on the kitchen floorcloths. These things took FOREVER. Hopefully they will last... Continue reading
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I wasn't sure if I'd ever get to post today. Typepad has been down all day. I don't know what's going on there. In all the years I've had my blog I think it's been down maybe once before. Hopefully... Continue reading
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OK, I'm finally doing it! I am going to be selling my glass on eBay and letting the market set the value. I'm making glass for my own enjoyment and give some away as gifts and sell some of the... Continue reading
<div align="center"><a href="http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_trips_in_fiber/hsteria-quilt-along/" title="HSTeria Quilt Along"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/13906401031_554dc41ae8_o.jpg" alt="HSTeria Quilt Along" style="border:none;" /></a></div> Did you notice that I didn't post yesterday? Apparently Typepad was under a DNS attack yesterday. By the time I noticed that it was back up last night... Continue reading
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Before I get into the meat of today's post I want to thank everyone for the feedback on the HST posts. It seems like there are several people who might be interested in making a HST quilt. Are you? What... Continue reading
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The money expenditures continue unabated around here! First DirectTV upgrade, then a new TV and yesterday we got the new internet service (Exede) installed. I celebrated by starting to catch up on my Quilt Show episodes. It's so nice to... Continue reading
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The votes are in and I'm going to take the popular opinion and make the Diamond Echos layout. Besides it's the one that's still up on the design wall so it's all ready to sew together. While I was playing... Continue reading
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I hope that everyone had as beautiful a weekend as we had in Virginia this weekend. It was spectacular. Admittedly I spent a lot of it indoors sewing with the Country School Quilters but I also got some outside time.... Continue reading
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Clearly dogs rule in this crowd because the favorite Dye-mentia story (with 54%) of the votes was Jan O and her turquoise-dyed dog! If you missed it, here's her tale: Your purple dye story reminds me of dyeing in my... Continue reading
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Well, our marriage survived the cell antenna installation and unfortunately it doesn't work. Our house is too poorly situated to pick up a good signal so I'm packing it up and sending it back. That was 3 hours of sewing... Continue reading
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This week has turned into a week of getting things done. You know, that long list of stuff that just needs to get done. Each individual one doesn't take all that long but all together they eat up a day.... Continue reading
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Whew, yesterday was so much better than Monday! Yesterday I got to buy some glass for new projects (without even one cut), painlessly bought travel insurance for a family trip this summer, painlessly had a conversation with Direct TV and... Continue reading
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except it wasn't a horse race. It was a race for the most unpleasant (non-life-threatening) events in one day! It started with the dentist and my free replacement crown. An unpleasant experience on it's own. An x-ray revealed that I... Continue reading
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Chris was away this weekend at his annual golf trip and that meant it was my annual sewing alone weekend. There were a few "chores" like getting the newsletter out and picking a new backup service (Dropbox was failing so... Continue reading
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I think it's finally here for real. I know that because the birds have started nesting and we are ready to kick off another baby bird watching season. If you are new here let me explain. We enjoy watching the... Continue reading
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I'm happy to report that my dye-mentia gremlins left me yesterday. I washed out the dyed fabrics last night and started the 24 hour soak process and everything looks good! I hope you got a good laugh from my adventure.... Continue reading
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Dye-mentia is the affliction that I had yesterday. It was one of those days that should have been simple but I did almost everything wrong. It was dyeing day and I wasn't dyeing anything particularly complex. I wasn't even dyeing... Continue reading
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When I was asked to review Candy Glendening's new DVD I decided that I would use the opportunity to practice what I learned. It was also a good opportunity to start becoming familiar with my new sewing machine. So I... Continue reading
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One of my big accomplishments this weekend was finishing this quilt top. The pattern is Woodland Star by Laura Blanchard (Plum Tree Quilts). I think it's really difficult to find well-written patterns and I have to say that Laura's patterns... Continue reading
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It's time for the fourth clue to Judy's Tell It To The Stars mystery. You can get the April clue here. That's also where you link up with your progress to date and get entered to win some free fabric!... Continue reading
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I am happy to report that had a freakishly productive weekend! I finished the Woodland Star quilt top (that I will share in a few days), I finished some postcards and I finished my kitchen floor mats. I took this... Continue reading
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One of the specialty glasses that I've been wanting to try is reeded glass. Reeded is smooth on one side and textured on the other. The texture side is a series of consistent "v" cuts. If you lay the glass... Continue reading
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Several people commented about the leaf applique that I added to the corner of my Woodland Star quilt. I can't take credit for them. I'm making this pattern strictly to the pattern instructions. All the design credit goes to Laura... Continue reading