Sunday, 18 April 2010

Fandabulously Stitchy!

Yesterday morning at 7 am, for the first time ever, I dyed some fabric!!!  It was great and I loved the result.  But I'm not showing you lot yet!  I can feel an urge to dye some more.  I have now realised that there is no need to fear not having just the right colour.  It is there, I just have to dye it myself.  What a great revelation that is!  Something I'm sure a lot of you already know about.

The rest of the day was a major push to finish Arabesque.  This morning I did the last 5 lines of background quilting and washed it.  It is now drying flat on a pile of towels and will then be bound.

I looked at a couple of other projects and started the embroidery from the Stitch magazine I am doing in tandem with Elsa.  I also have the Little Fellas working hard on the next stage of a project using the stuff I dyed. 

I then realised I was having pains in the chest from being hunched over for too long so we went for a lovely drive in Gwen, the '79 SL with the top down out through Shaftesbury on through over the Somerset border and in a large loop back to home.  It was glorious!  Just the right thing to blow away the cobwebs and end a weekend in sunshine.

The garden is moving on a bit now and I loved the colour of these tulips about to open so thought I would share them.


And what do you think of these blousey show offs!  I don't even remember buying tulips that looked like these!!

2 comments:

  1. Dyeing is so addictive. Look forward to seeing the results and of your stitching. The tulip photos are gorgeous.

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  2. Your tulips are just gorgeous - are there loads of these in your garden? Looking forward to seeing what you create with your dyed stuff!

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