Actually, she’s already been here today. When a special friend comes over I like to get out my nice linen napkins and do some mix-and-match with depression glass pieces along with hand painted dishes. The handled glass cups were the perfect size to serve a cup of potato mushroom soup. I also fixed curried chicken salad with grapes and pecans. My guest brought homemade pitas that were heated in the oven until crispy as a cracker. Dessert was Dove dark chocolates.
It was a lovely day as we worked in the garage with an indigo vat. Photos of that coming later.
A few weeks ago I spent a day doing some dyeing. I realized that my stacks of hand dyed fabrics to sell was getting mighty low. So I spent a day dyeing and then hours of ironing to get them ready to sell. I love the palette of colors I ended up with…butterscotch, curry, terra cotta, olive in light and dark, and indigo blue. I decided to dye in such a way that I could get a piece with lighter value in the same tub as the the darker ones.
Today, I have started at it again. I sold a few yards at the show, but I still needed to beef up my stash as I will be setting up to sell to some fantastic quilters coming to New Harmony from Kentucky. I have sold to these gals before at the farmer’s market and believe me, they like fabric! So I am getting ready for them. One slight problem…my stash of Pure Threads by James Thompson is on the very low side. I have been pulling out every piece of white or off white cotton I can find in my house, since I can’t get any bolts of it here on time. I have now dyed my Pimatex cotton (that I usually paint skies on) and yesterday I purchased quilt backing cotton and dyed it too as well as a cheaper natural muslin. I have some heavier weight sateen type cotton that I could dye too…not sure why I bought that in a wide width…
The first batch is now rinsed, washed, and dried, but there is more to go…and then there’s all that ironing….
I’m still here, believe it or not. I have been busy as a bee getting ready for fall shows and events. Even in August. Some things I have been doing lately is this:
Isn’t it sweet?
I vended at the Quilt Connection’s quilt show this past weekend in Greenwood, IN. It was a very good show with a very good attendance. The show coordinator had a bunch of these kits left over after the demonstrations were done and she offered me one. Now I will make her one of MY needlecases made from paper cloth. I hope she likes it!