Monday, August 30, 2010

Date Night Progress

Gay Ann Rogers invited us to have a date night with our needles. I got quite a bit done and still hope to have the stitching of Townhouse done by September 1.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Threads and Soy Wax

I finally rinsed all my threads out. I love the colors. What am I going to do with them? I am sure I will find a project for them soon. We did some resist dyeing with soy wax. I love how they turned out!

My dear friends at the library are adding more soy wax to a few of these and redyeing them. I can't wait to see the results!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Still Rinsing

I am still trying to rinse my threads from Tuesday. Hopefully I will get them all done today. Here is some perle cotton that I over-dyed:

It looks better in person.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Little Crazy

I have crazy friends!!! We have been trying to use up the dyes we made on Friday and we have plans to do more dyeing in September. I must get a project done so I can start a new one with my pretty threads! Will try to post a picture of them when I finally get them rinsed.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Weekend Dyeing

I was downloading pictures before I realized that I forgot to take any of my finished product... Oh well.
The local library held a dyeing workshop and I do have a few things to show. These pictures are from experimenting with natural products to see how they dye fabric. We used beets, blueberries, coffee, tea, cinnamon...Fun stuff.

This is the only picture I have of what I dyed on Saturday and it doesn't show much. It is Joeblen, antique white that I overdyed for a project. Will try to get some better pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


It was cloudy when I took these photos, but I did get my stitching done!
I'm not sure I like how this is looking, but I will keep plugging along.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Townhouse is Moving Along

I have been trying to stay focused and work a little each day on the Townhouse. I am really hoping to get it done soon. My problem is that I bought Echoes of Elizabeth Needle case and I am itching to get started on that.
I must finish a project before I start a new one. I will finish a project before I start a new one.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Other Project

I have been carrying this project around since January. It is close to being done. Just need to add all the beads. It is a Mill Hill Beads and Buttons called Cappuccino.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Townhouse Fencing

This is a bad picture, but it does show the progress I have made in the past few days. I am a slow stitcher.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nyzanka Ethnic Embroidery

The Mississippi River Valley Chapter of EGA had Phyllis Maurer teach us Ukraninian Nyzynka embroidery for our yearly workshop. I, of course, could not attend the class, but I did get a kit and managed to get the bookmark done while on vacation. It is supposed to be reversable, but I am not that good. This is a picture of the back.
I have started working on the box top which is the main piece. I like this type of work. Putting in the black is very relaxing.