Handcrafting on the road

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by , 08-15-2012 at 03:28 AM (946 Views)
I'm off to the capital today to keep my husband company on a business trip so I'll be taking hand sewing to keep me happy for the two or three hours he will be in deep discussion with his contacts.
I've discovered that the library has the comfiest leather couch adjacent to the craft section and I can sit there and happily make fabric origami shapes to use in new projects. If the sun shines there's a picnic table outside that is perfect or I could crank up the GPS and go exploring. We were there a few days ago and I made 15 of Rami Kim's folded hexagons while sitting in the sunshine. I can even make them in the car on the way down. I've got the perfect carrier case too with space for all the kit including a 12 inch board with a net cover - open at one side to create a pocket to hold things in place so they don't get squashed.
I've almost finished my friendly monsters quilt for my new grandson. I appliqued the letters and satin stitched them all down yesterday and now I'm going to add new borders with dinosaurs from the One Bizillion B.C. series by Sue Marsh for RJR fabrics. I love this print. It's perhaps more suitable for a three year old than a brand new baby but this is for a square floor quilt that I expect to survive for quite a while so all the shapes and colors and characters will be amusing and with his name and numbers added it's going to be great.
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