Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tea Dying Experiment

I did some tea dying yesterday and it was a blast! I used blueberry, black cherry, peach, and pomegranate raspberry flavors (left to right, top to bottom) and dyed a couple different muslin along with a variety of lace. Yummy! Here's the results:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gerry K.'s "For the Birds"

At the CQI retreat this year, Gerry offered to do one of my "For the Birds" blocks while she was at the retreat. I had asked her to be in the round robin, but she was too busy at the time, so of course I said "Yes!". Here is a picture of the block. She asked me for the picture so she could tell you all a little about it, so you will see it on her blog as well. (-;

Lace Luck

Here's some more of my good fortune.

Lace Laziness

So today I spent a good part of the afternoon ironing lace. I bought a good chunk of lace from a lady in Denver's estate sale. She made wedding dresses in her lifetime and I was lucky enough to be the first to stumble upon her huge stock of silk and satin and lace. As soon as I got it home I hand washed it, but then came the tedious job of ironing. I procrastinated doing this for several months. Today I don't know why I waited. You can see how this piece started out being a lump of lace and ended out being a lovely piece of lace. It was like opening a present each time I ironed a different piece!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Crazy Quilter's Challenge!

Ladies - I highly encourage you to wander over to to check out a crazy quilter's challenge to make a CQ journal in 2012. If you take on this challenge, you will make a block every month to stretch your CQ abilities. At the end of the year, you can choose to make them into a journal or some other CQ project of your liking. You will be participating with many other CQers and will have the chance to see some fantastic eye candy as they finish their work. There are rules, but you can see those on the website. I am soooooo excited as I have wanted to make a journal for about two years now. I think I already have a plan as to content. I hope you will join me and all the others. (-;

Happy Veteran's Day

Adolph Stebler (28 March 1889 - 18 Feb 1956) was my granduncle and is a veteran of WWI serving from 1917 to 1918. When he was called to service he had been a setter at the Brace and Hurger Company Saw Mill in Seattle Washington for seven years. When he returned to the states after the war he continued as a Saw Mill setter in Milwaukee, WI but only briefly. He returned to Seattle where he married in 1922 and remained there until his death. He is the hat-less one kneeling in the top picture with the crazy wavy hair! Remember a vet today. (-;