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Monday, April 22, 2013

Design Wall Monday - 4/22/13

Sundogs are incredibly hard to photograph with that flaming ball of gas at the center (!) but I thought I would share with you what I spotted this morning walking in to work. I've only seen maybe 4 sundogs in the last 15 years but this one is still out there 3 hours later. I just learned something new by reading the Wiki page - sundogs are created from HEXAGONAL ice crystals!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew about the ice but not it's shape. I also learned that this is technically a halo but I like the term sundog better (and I have seen both true sundogs and halos) and because this is my blog we are gonna stick with sundog. Hah!

Anyway, it's Design Wall Monday and you want to know what I've been making...



My annual Clerk's Conference and associated bazaar is now less than a week away and while I am working to finish up items already started, I also finally got around to starting on name tag holders. I really think these are just the right size with space for the larger paper tags used at our conference plus room at the top for the pins the vendors hand out. There is another pocket on the back for a hotel key or whatnot.


The first (blue) one took about twice as long as the others to finish altho I was hurrying on the last one this morning and my edge stitching wasn't as accurate as I would like. It will pay to slow down a little. I think I have about 20 more of these cut out. Of course, cutting that many kits in different fabrics means that there are lots of FQs to put away.


And then there is this mess on my cutting table. Some piles were fabrics pulled together to make things for this sale that just aren't gonna happen and some piles are dream projects and some are personal projects or class samples that need to be worked on. No matter what, it's a mess and I'll be happy to get it cleaned back up...next week!

This cutting table also holds my laptop and ironing board. Ugh, what a mess!


8 comments:

Susan Torrens said...

I was just at a workshop to make items to be sold for a charity. I was asked to make tote bags a specific size with pre-quilted fabric provided. The first one seemed to take forever, but the next 3 went together so quickly! I'm sure your name tag holders will be a great success.

Carla said...

Your sewing table looks like mine did over the weekend. It's all sirted now. Interesting about the hexagons and sun dogs ; )

Frances said...

Lucky, lucky clerks with their lovely name tag holders. Your space certainly looks like you are being VERY creative.

The Calico Cat said...

I just wrote a new post on "The old reader" I figured out why it wasn't working on my PC - I like it fine on the PC now.

Janet O. said...

I just had to roll my eyes and laugh when I read what you learned about the ice crystals that cause sundogs. OF COURSE hexies would be involved! : )
We call them sundogs around here, but I think we see them a little more often.
Nice name tag holders, Sarah.

Paula, the quilter said...

The first one of any new thing always take longer. I always consider it the prototype. I have a pattern for one of those name badge holders but have never made one.

cq4fun said...

Love the cutting table mess! I never heard the term sundog before, so you have educated me!

Denise :) said...

I've never seen a sundog in person before -- lucky you!! Janet's comment made me LAUGH! (Because she's RIGHT!) I like your happy mess!!! :)