Happy Friday, everyone! I've got some nice bits and pieces to share with you today.
Don't forget to add your finished Nursery Versery projects to the Contest post by Sunday night for a chance to win a 1/2 yard set of the whole collection! Ok, that's my official last reminder =)
Question: How do you wash a very special quilt? Answer: with Soak.
I'm not the kind that sends things to a dry cleaner, but I wasn't even considering putting my Modern Medallion through the washing machine, with all that handwork (especially the satin stitch!). Still, it needed to be washed after the hours and hours of intense handling it had endured.
A Handstitched Class student turned me onto Soak. If you knit, you've probably heard of them! They make a soap for hand-washing that requires no rinsing (ie. no squeezing, ringing or extra handling of your special handstitched quilts!).
Of course, I wanted to try it! Soak was kind enough to send me a small sample of Scentless. I emptied the whole 3 oz bottle in a half-full tub (following the ratio directions here) and then bravely submerged my quilt. The water turned dirty, so I say it worked (for details on how this can be, see here). It was sudsier than I expected, but I didn't rinse. I held firm! You don't want to see pictures of my bath tub, so the best I can give you is my quilt still languishing on my umbrella laundry line. I hung it up yesterday, on the sunniest day of our week, but the rain got it while I was driving home from an outing. Darn.
So I guess it did get rinsed, but that wasn't my fault! Hoping for more sunshine today.
I don't like making coasters.
Nope, I don't.
Even when I improv-piece them, which is the most relaxing sewing experience I can imagine.
Oh well, back to the journal covers.
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Nothing much... I just wanted to show you what's on my table today. Something about the in betweens can be so perfectly delightful.
Enjoy your weekend, friends!