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At first I thought someone had messed with my chair at work, but no, the height adjuster is broken/breaking. I asked for a new chair. "We haven't bought any new chairs in 5 years." Can I at least get one that doesn't make me sit with my knees above my chest? "Sure, we can find you one."

I apparently treat my office chairs much nicer than most people, because the replacement, while containing a working height adjuster, had really beat up grungy chewed up armrests. So tonight (we shall see) they're supposed to move my armrests onto the new chair.

Then at home the cooktop has a crack in it, and it's so out of date you can't get a replacement any more, anywhere, so we have to decide: new cooktop or traditional (if passe) metal coils? Whenever we have some money saved up, that is. Half the cooktop is still usable, and we still have microwave and oven. Hard to stir fry veggies in the oven though.

So much fun on a Monday!

Okay, on to craft update!

On 23 July 2017 I completed the top of the Swedish Braid for Huxrin. It is biiiiig. I just realized - the last time I made a king size quilt for someone (namely [personal profile] porkwithbones it also came out biiiiig, even for a king.

So the request was king size bed, and Huxrin wanted me to use the blue/cream/gold braids I'd made from the Stonehenge strips I had from years ago. (Click on "quilt: swedish braid") That meant we had to buy more fabric, of course. ^^;; But Huxrin wants this as a future wedding present. So after it's done, into the hope chest it goes, I s'pose.

(The hope chest used to be Mom's. I never had one. But darn it, Huxrin has a vintage hope chest and we're loading it with stuff for Future Life After Medical School!)

Huxrin did indeed request a king size, and wow, this thang's big. Royal blue solid inner border, gold/cream floral lattice, and a lot of Galaxy fabric outer border. Probably I should've tried for, like, several smaller borders, but Huxrin likes the Galaxy fabric (I haven't yet met someone who doesn't, tbh) and it was lots easier than making many borders.

For a sense of scale: The wall hanging behind the quilt is 6' wide (1.8m).

That big blue border does look extra bold, doesn't it? Up close it looks like swirling galactic clouds with tiny golden stars.

This also adds another to the Big List o' Completed Projects, 2017!

July was not a good month for completing things in some respects. But I've got a lot of started projects, including handmade postcards - two sets completed and mailed in July! - and some pillow covers that I should get back to work on.

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Jul. 25th, 2017 01:17 am (UTC)
I'm sure her future husband will be thrilled that he isn't getting stuck with pink and flowers. X) It's nice to have hopes for the future and something tangible for the here and now. I wish her all the best!
Jul. 25th, 2017 03:35 am (UTC)
I hadn't thought of it like that, but you're right, that's a neutral sort of quilt, isn't it? I mean, it's blue and gold, but it's not overtly gender specific. The braids have some gold glitter in them which blings them up a bit, and the galaxy fabric has gold stars in it. Though I hope they can actually get a bed that size! That is going to be such a huge quilt. ^^;;
Jul. 25th, 2017 11:57 am (UTC)
I learned the hard way what hot work quilting was in the summer. that's why I'm sticking to squares this summer. :D It's beautiful, though, and should keep someone toasty warm.

Rock on!
Jul. 28th, 2017 02:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D The funny thing is everyone expects quilts to be super super bulky like comforters, and they really don't need to be. Which actually is nice.
Jul. 28th, 2017 03:20 pm (UTC)
I have two that are super thin and so warm! I know exactly what you mean!
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