Thursday, September 21, 2017

Selling Blog

I'll change the status from Public to Private 
once I start adding things later on

will let you know when it's ready

overdyed wool
quilt fabric bundles
bundles of wool for applique

plus other items from my stash of sewing,
hooking and decorating


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cats and Wool

so rare to find these two close to each other
they were both enjoying the breeze
from the front door

Olivia was there first...

the quilt on the back of the couch 
is the last one Mom made for me 
from 2011
I've been using it for napping


dyeing more wool before work today
I'm getting ready to list it for sale
later this week
$11 a fat quarter
plus shipping based on your zip code
USA only

if I don't sell even one piece
it'll be fine
all the colors look so gorgeous next to each other

I haven't dyed much in a very long time
these will add some joy to my hooking

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Dye-A-Thon

dyed this morning
these are all from one pot
all the same base (cream) wool...
love the variety

from yesterdays dye pots
lighter than I'd planned
but still loving them

three pots are cooling on the stove
2 different barn reds
1 forest foliage
they'll be quite mottled 
as they'll have to sit until after work


now I need to go through my packets of dye
figure out what I can do with it
maybe buy just a few more packets of certain colors...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dyeing and Destashing

my dyeing from the past week or so
I did a batch or two every day before work

more wool soaking for later today

it's hard for me to do lights and mediums
I'd like to dye them all dark, rich colors

sold my stash of Valdani floss

as well as 22 vintage spools 
wound with DMC black floss

little by little 
I will pare my belongings down to
"just enough"

Hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Just Stuff

the teals were formerly dyed light purples
the greens ...lighter greens, tans golds
purple was purple (hideous in real life)

two out of three successes!

today there is more overdyeing
of the formerly overdyed

my kind of butcher shop

  today I'm finally dropping off 
all of Mom's puzzles 
the folks at the Alzheimer's Network Center 
are happy to receive them!

Scrubbing up kitchen stuff next
will pack away for church rummage sale next year
I don't bake anymore...
Mom was an excellent baker of everything
keeping a few really old unique pans

Little by little 

if you're my FB friend apologies 
for posting some of the same stuff all the time
my non FB friends are here 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wool Work

this wonderful doll was purchased for me by Mom
in the mid 90's
on loan to my sister for years
she needs some TLC
she's been overseeing my work in the sewing room

this is another cupboard
I'd like to see a different color
 yesterday it was just a drop off point

today wool waiting to be dyed
resides on the bottom shelves
on top...

this is my fall decorating
everything else is stored away

sad but true

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Small Quitls

 work truly kicked my butt last week
between that and Dr appointments I didn't feel like hooking
so I grabbed the scrap basket
cutting strips for some log cabin pieces

the plan is to machine piece
not my favorite
am going to work on improving my patience for it 

these top 2 pics are some favorite Cheri designs...

the next two are from an etsy seller

 another perfectly simple Cheri design

I'm still cutting up scraps 
in between cleaning/organizing the sewing room
and napping
it's a perfect day for napping

wishing you a safe and happy Saturday!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

James Alexander

Outlander is back on Sunday night!

sadly, not even JAMMF
can get me to eat my veggies...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

This Blue

more than a few years ago
my NC sister and I were at a prim shop
where we found two most wonderful cupboards

about the same size
one dark green
one an early blue

I choose the dark green one
it has a little shelf at the top
then doors fitted with screening
to showcase the shelves contents inisde

ever since it arrived at my house
I've wanted the blue one
yesterday she offered to paint the green one
on her next visit
in the spring


now to choose the right blue...

it's my job to find the right paint
any suggestions?


Monday, September 4, 2017

From Your Hands

punched by Jennifer Mayo 

thought you might like to see
a few of the designs from my latest doodle booklet
worked by others...

 the sunflower design
is another one of mine
freebie on the blog

 punched by Debbie St Germain

hooked by Saundra Porter 

edited 9/7 to add the rug finish
I'm loving this one for sure

hooked by Sandi Lucero

I love seeing how others interpret my designs

Happy Labor Day!
it's my day off and I'm resting