Today is, again, another dye day...still working up to the vendor booth in September. I stacked all of my fabrics in groupings and my blacks/grays/silvers were the shortest stack, so today is black dye day.
I've been over-dyeing some pieces that I didn't like, and black is a good color to over-dye with. The old color will show through in some places and the piece will have some wonderful depth of color. I'll have some photos soon.
This week my friend Frances will take these two small quilt tops, samples for my booth and a couple of classes, and quilt them for me. This is like when your mother finally realized that she didn't have to bake 4 pies, a turkey, turnips, mashed potatoes, sweet peas and everything else for Thanksgiving dinner and be exhausted; the realization came that she could actually buy Mrs. Smith pies (yumm) instead and sit on the couch for a break now and then. Frances is a wonderful machine quilter (much better than I am) and I'm nearly out of time, so she is saving me like Mrs. Smith! Friends are wonderful!