Making a Bibbie
This week I spent several days making another, just as a trial to see if I could. The fabric for both sides came from thrift clothing: a woman's blouse, a skirt, and the back of a shirt for the binding. Before layering and sewing I marked diagonal quilting lines at 1½" with a grey Crayola washable marker. After layering I pinned the heck out of the layers, just to be sure there was no shifting. And it worked just fine. There were no puckers in the fabric. Surprise!
The back is a plaid with similar colors to the fabric on the front. I would have used a darker fabric had I had enough of one that worked with the colors on the front.
More Blogger Challenges
I do wish Blogger would leave well enough alone. I've been getting emails from Google Analytics for several months telling me that Universal Analytics will be going away in July and Google Analytics 4 (GA4) will become the default data collection tool. I'd been putting off checking into it because, well, who wants more changes, but finally decided to check into it a week or so ago. They suggest it's an easy change to set up but then they are tech savvy and I'm not. They'd included the beginning of changes for this blog but not for my others. And even their set-up wizard was not especially helpful. What it seems to come down to is making a coding change.behind the scenes where all the coding for your whole blog is. To a non-tech person like me it's scary stuff and just thinking about it makes me nervous. What are you doing about this change to GA4? (It's not that I love numbers per se, but I do like to see how many people have visited my blog, whether it's 12, 180, or however many.)
Out and About
We drove up to Malabar Farm a few weeks ago and toured the Big House. We had an excellent tour guide who casually added of anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information about Louis Bromfield and his family. Below is about half the house and below that, the barn and other farm buildings.
There should be more to this post but my memory fails me just now....
I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend, remembering those who gave their lives to help the United States of America keep the freedoms we have.