Tuesday, August 31, 2021
String Art Work - progress is slow
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Knitting & Stitching!
No, this isn't a great picture of either myself or the poncho, but you get the idea on what the poncho looks like on my body. I think it will go well with black pants and a black turtle neck. Bob said "I always see you in black and white". I said I was "living on the edge" by wearing something peach with black! HA I do wear more spring colors in addition to black! HA Could wear a turtle neck with it or not.
Now to get back to stitching on my 'string art' piece! Lots of stitching!! Whew
Friday, August 27, 2021
Disperse Dye Prints
Here are the printed results from the disperse transfer dyes I painted last weekend. There are still tons of ink remaining on the papers because I wasn't applying a lot of pressure with the hot iron...some of the fabrics started to turn brown, even using teflon sheet on top. But now I can experiment with more fabrics and papers!
|8.5" 11" paper!|
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Disperse Dyeing (again!)
I know...why don't I finish a few projects before starting more! Well, the hand stitched rail fence is almost finished...just need to get a pillow form or make a pillow form! I'm almost, also, finished with the poncho. Just need to pick up stitches to make the cowl collar...so that means, I can start some new projects and that's what I did this weekend. I've played with disperse dyes before and posted on my blog. You can see two posts here and here! So thought I'd give it a go again! Here here are some papers that were 'cooking'.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Some more projects
With the internet down last week/weekend, I decided to edge the driveway and sidewalk around the house! Of course, being the farm girl I am, I didn't use the electric edger but instead used the old farm tool!
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Are We Having Fun Yet??
Between power outages and no internet for four days, it's been interesting around the Payne household! Can't get upset because there's nothing you can do about it but deal with it! So, that's pretty much what I did. Of course, using the data on our phone caused our bill to be increased by $15 but that's a small price to pay. I did stay off FB and other apps on my phone, which wasn't a bad thing! Always a plus side, right!
I finished the hand embroidery on the rail fence quilt top! I'm going to make a rectangle pillow from the top. I sure don't need another quilt to hang on the wall or on a table. Now to find or make an insert for the top which is 24" x 19". I know...kinda crooked picture, right!
Sunday, August 8, 2021
This won't seem like a big deal to most of you but my little Gigi used to jump up on the side of the cabinets and just continue to jump up and down when waiting for her dinners. Too bad I didn't take a clip of that!
And for those who don't follow me on FaceBook....we have the best farm to buy the best corn!!! Bob and I go crazy for Weil's corn and I try to freeze as much as I can. Today I cut off 16 ears and packaged. I already have four other packages in the freezer from doing this about a week ago. BUT the corn tastes SO good come fall! Well worth the effort!