Sunday, July 5, 2009

Busy weekend ...

A nice, long holiday weekend filled with projects ... still clinging to my pledge to buy nothing new, finish what I have ... I'm finding that I don't NEED anything new ... I have pretty much everything I need ... at least for now - tee hee ...
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I finally finished it!!!! My reindeer sampler stitched on 28 count evenweave ... I believe it will become a holiday wall quilt ...
Playing in the dye pots ... a new dye for me ... Cushings for cottons ... I picked it up in Pennsylvania ... I love it and have to have more ... today's colors were Light Brown and Khaki Drab ...
Another sampler I started AND finished this weekend ... stitched on 32 count linen ... my favorite ... laying on the top of the stack in the dye pot ...

Into the dye pot ... 174 skeins of brightly colored cotton floss that a friend gifted me with ... in it goes ...

Out of the dye pot ... MUCH better!!!
So long as I'm dying ... in goes some 32 count linens ...

and some feedsacks ... and even some weaver's cloth!!!

And the weekend's almost over ... trying to decide what to work on this evening ...

My punkin cross stitch on 32 count linen using a French overdyed cotton floss that is just YUMMY!!!

Or maybe I'll do some hand quilting on my two new dolly quilts ... oranges, browns, greens, and whites ... 1930's prints ...

3 comments:

Gayle said...

Oh my goodness! You have been BUSY! Wish you could share some of your enthusiasm and energy with me so I could accomplish just as much as you! LOL

BTW - I've started blogging too so stop by for a visit when you get a minute!

Robby said...

Wow you have been busy!!!! I love it all!!! I might have to invest in some cushings dye. I saw it in laberty looms but didn't buy it...I knew I would regret not getting it. xxxRobby

Crystal said...

Wow! Interesting. I never thought to die stuff like that. :)