See, I really believe that if we say the word SPRING often enough, it will come!
Ok, here’s my latest pride and joy for spring …..
I just finished this up yesterday It’s called “Spring Gardens” . It’ measures 10” x 22”. I’ll be making this into a pattern soon so keep watch.
I used 8 different spring pastel colors for this one. It entirely done with the blanket stitch … no other embroidery stitching is used.
I’m so thrilled with how it turned out. I think mostly because I’m not used to working with pastel colors so it was really refreshing to try something different with colors.
I’m trying to ignore all you ladies who’ve requested a tutorial about dyeing wool. :)
There are so many different ways to do it but ok, next time I dye up some wools, I’ll take some pictures and show you how “I” do it. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right way to do it, but it’s the way that works for me. Maybe I can learn from some of the experts who read and I can improve on my own techniques.
It’s for sure one of those things that “the work will teach you how to do it” because it takes practice and experimenting to get the colors that you want.
So my dear daughter, Rachel, informs me that instead of coming home on Saturday and staying here with us during her Spring Break, she’s decided to go with some of her volleyball friends down to Daytona Beach, Florida for the week.
Now, I just don’t understand how she could want to go lay around on a warm beach all day with a buncha girls when she could be here at home with me. We do special things when she’s home . Watching fun tv shows like “Project Runway” and “Bridezillas” has got to be more fun than laying on a beach. Sheesh. These young’uns nowadays. They just won’t listen to wisdom. She will learn her lesson though, I’m sure. After she comes back from break, I’m positive she’ll be apologizing for choosing the beach over ME and her daddy.
Darn. We haven’t seen her much since Christmas because of the bad weather and her volleyball obligations. I want her to have some fun so I’ll deal with her absence, but darnit, I miss her and was so looking forward to her coming home for a week.
This weekend is my friend Kipp’s, quilt show in Hughesville, Pa. Kipp will be a vendor there on March 5, 6 and 7th and will have my patterns kitted up and ready to sell. She dyes her own wools, so I’m sure the kits will be wonderful. Here’s the website http://www.susqvalleyquilters.org/ . If you go, look for her vendor booth “All Sewn Up”. She sells wools, patterns, punchneedle and felting supplies.
Also, for those of you who like my “It’s Spring, Chicks!” pattern, the bubbly and energizingly vivacious Brenda at Pumpkin Patch Primitives , will soon be offering the pattern as a kit. Keep a watch at her site for the new listing. Take a visit to her site anyway,just because it’s a great place to shop and she’s a super special person too.
That’s all for now!
Happy Day everyone!