Now historically this time of year can only mean one thing. It's time to start getting ready for TDF. As in le Tour de France - which (if you're on Ravelry) means le Tour de Fleece. This is a wonderful challenging event in which we all spin our little hearts out (using spindles and spinning wheels) to reach goals - conquering a perplexing technique - or using up mountains of stash etc. I was planning to participate this year - but I am in the middle of my hexxie quilt top. And I r e a l l y didn't want to interrupt my progress.
And sooooo... with that in mind...
Instead of treadling madly through my fibre stash on my spinning wheel for the entire month of July - I have decided to swap out the "F" in the TDF from "Fleece" to "Fabric" - as in le Tour de Fabric. So - similarly to TDFleece - TDFabric will include watching the tour de France (which starts today by the way) and stitching everyday they ride. I will rest day on their rest days. On July 22 (the final day) I will stitch hysterically towards victory - reaching the finish line with the boys as we enter the Champs- Elysees in Paris (yes all very heady stuff!)
So here's the 2012 schedule:
- June 30 - TDF starts
- July 10 - rest day
- July 17 - rest day
- July 18 - special challenge day
- July 22 - Victory Day!
Sew - if you're doing the traditional TDF (as in fleece) I hope you have a wonderful time. If you're want to challenge yourself with the Tour de Fabric (as I am ) I'd love to hear from you!