An Oldie but a Goodie

So, this top had been stuffed in a storage bag for years.  I had it in my head that the quality of the maker (me) was bad.  So, I was going to turn it into a Duvet cover, because I could use another one of those.  I had been thinking about it for quite some time.  Decided I would use a flat sheet for the other side.  Spent several weeks looking to buy just a flat queen sheet.  Hardly anyone sells single sheets and I don’t have any queen beds at my house so it did not make sense to buy a set.

Well, found a sheet.  When I got this top out and hung it up, I decided that I liked it.  I even had some backing stuffed in the bag with it.  So, no Duvet cover until I dig up another top.  I will finish this one that is Circa 2002.

This past week at the local guild meeting, they had Lunn Fabrics in to go over how they make batiks.  I had no idea this company that makes Robert Kaufman batiks is right in WaterMark_2018-06-09-21-20-21my backyard (about an hour or so away).  The went over how they design their fabrics and had a slide show of how they are made.  They even make the white fabric.  IT was fascinating. I knew how they were made, but watching the slide show filled in a few gaps.  Then they brought stuff to sell, and surprisingly it was very reasonable.  I bought a 4 yard bag of blue scraps for $15.00 (this is the pile after I washed and ironed them).  There were no little tiny pieces.  I have already cut them all up for a blue batik scrap quilt.  More on that later.

I never get accomplished what I have planned.  My napping schedule is currently out of control.  One of the many side effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis is severe exhaustion.  This was a side effect I had not experienced, until the last few weeks.  I have been coming home from work and sleeping on the couch until I went to bed.  Then, this weekend I slept in both days, which is totally out of character for me. Sleep 12+ hours and still wake up totally exhausted.  It totally messes up your sewing schedule.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting


18 thoughts on “An Oldie but a Goodie

  1. Lori, I am sorry to hear your RA is messing with your sewing…very annoying! I hope it subsides soon, and you can spend some time doing what you enjoy. I am so glad you resurrected that UFO and released it from bag bondage! It really is a lovely piece and deserves to be displayed! Hope you week goes better.

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  2. Hi Lori,
    That sounds like a fascinating slide show, and how nice to support a truly local business. I didn’t realize a side effect of RA was exhaustion. My father had a severe case of RA but he pretty much died as soon as he retired (and so long ago) that I don’t recall that symptom. I wish there was a permanent solution for that disease. I’m sorry. Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Lori! I’m glad that you were able to rescue your 2002 UFO … aka duvet cover … aka quilt …
    As for your RA … take care of yourself … if you’re tired, you obviously need the rest!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

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  4. I love it when factory reps come show you stuff! Your bag looks great, and how reasonable! I look forward to see that blue batik quilt when you start sewing it. This last time when I went to the doctor, they discovered by thyroid is low, and that’s probably why I’m taking so many naps. I’ve been asking them to test that for a long time, because my mother had it, too. I hope you get your energy back soon.

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