Saturday, February 26, 2011

Need Your Opinion

I've added a direct dye method to my dyeing tool box and I like the finished pieces, but I'm wondering if quilters will like them and find ways to use them.

Here are some of the samples, and my question is this: Does the white in the pieces bother you?

I like the idea of having "light" in the fabric and I also like the way the colors bleed into the white, but what do you think? I'm trying to be sure that what I take the time to dye will actually be appealing to the quilters and fiber artists I sell to. Thanks for any comments you can give.

Monday, February 21, 2011

They're Multiplying

We're waiting for more supplies to continue the pincushion production, but here's what we have so far...

The lime green piece is another damaged cashmere sweater that I overdyed.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Color, Color Everywhere!

This week I'm feeling so much better than I thought I would after toe surgery, so I've been doing some simple tasks with lots of splash for the upcoming quilt show. Our vendor booth should be full of color!

Bill did some prep for me and then I put together these wool pincushions and felted them.

I've been using up the wool quickly, so it was time to dye more wool roving for the pincushions...

When dyeing in a big pot, it's easy to throw in odds and ends too, so the roving and some yarn went in... did a damaged cashmere sweater that will be up-cycled into...I don't know what, but something lovely!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Morning Glory

Morning Glory hexagons have been in my head and idea book for quite a while, and they came to fruition a few weeks ago...

Each time I give my Stretching the String program to a quilt group, I try to have a new idea on fabric. This is the sample piece, but I'll keep adding to it until it's the size of wall art.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My M.O. for Two Weeks

Oy, here I am again on crutches, but this should be my last foot surgery. Really.

We had five deer in our yard yesterday. They can be a nuissance by eating some of our favorite plants, but they are so beautiful and interesting to watch.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Soldier is Home!

After 5 1/2 years, our son is finally home and out of the Army. Twenty-seven months of war was hard on him and my nerves, but it made me pray, pray, pray...and I'm still praying for our troops.