Saturday, May 16, 2020

More Thimbles

I finished the thimbles leader/ender project-

This was the last of the thimbles I cut years ago, and I made about 4 or 5 projects with. This one is 14"x26".

I put a couple of borders on this one for a change (all the others I just added binding).

Since I needed a new leader/ender project (and didn't want to go out and buy a new die) I cut more thimbles with different fabrics (for a change). The plan for these is to make a 'larger' (than table runner) quilt - I am sure that this will be years in the making too.

I finished spinning another skein of sock yarn.

It is knitting up lovely. I have been trying to step out of my colour comfort zone with dyeing for socks and it has been really fun to see what happens.

I am also experimenting with different dyeing techniques. I dyed up a couple more batches of sock blend fibre (some BFL/Nylon and a Merino/Nylon) - one is a rainbow gradient, one is spot dyed, and one is a four colour repeat of complimentary colours (blue and orange).

Photos from around-

Our oldest son has been working on a large project - a table for the plasma cutter.
It is a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine and involves lots of technical stuff that came from around the world (since it involves water the electronics are all housed in a plastic bin now).
Here is his first little project to try out the machine - it is from a CNC velociraptor skeleton pattern he bought online, his plan is to make a larger version with the body.
We had fog this week (very rare here) and it was rolling across the fields.
Goldfinches are back!
It is really amazing how many birds there are around, some days it is quite noisy.

All the best!♥︎


PaintedThread said...

Ooh - wow - colorful yarn! Love that rainbow! That velociraptor is pretty wild, too

Sue SA said...

Mini tumblers are sweet and make lovely scrap quilts. Dies are expensive here then to order on line because of the postage weight even more again, so kicking myself I didn't order this one when they recently had a postage free sale due to the pandemic. I doubt any of the big quilt shows will go ahead in our state this year because of the pandemic, but I am going to start a shopping list now and add that die! Your son projects are fascinating and I look forward to seeing a whole skeleton in metal, just hope he doesnt want to put it in the house!

Frédérique said...

I love your thimbles quilt, very pretty. Beautiful scenery, birds can be very lousy ;)

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