Results!

Finally the ironing is done. I could have been faster if I hadn’t taken three days out to sew a shirt. And one day of that, just to thread my serger. I love most of these. With the exception of the brownish stuff and the overtly purple, I’m happy. The brown was a weird one….

Free Form Floating

via Daily Prompt: Float Free form floating …….. how I describe my creative mode. I float from idea to idea, method to method, task to task. I get an idea in my head and then try to figure out how to manifest it. This doesn’t always work as my ideas tend to be more complex…

Note Taking for the Note Challenged

I’ve always made lists. Then I lose the list, hoping I’ve actually bought or done everything that was on that list. Sometimes, yes, sometimes, no. I  am a creative person but not an organized person. I tend to flutter like a butterfly, stopping here and there to soak up nectar and quickly moving on to…

No Color Was Harmed in the Making of This Piece

It may come as no surprise to many of you that I like color. Lots and lots of color. Rich, saturated, in your face, heavenly, bright, jarring color. My decisions about whether or not I like a piece of dyed fabric I’ve completed largely includes the criteria that it must be bright, colorful, not dull….

Time to Think?

Is It Time to Think? When it is time to think, we should think. When it is time for the mind to shut up, we should learn to shut up. Being able just to be still and shut up is a facility that just about every creature on the face of the earth has. Humans…

Get Creative

On Christmas Day I dyed the fabric I’d recently purchased. This is a more loosely woven fabric than I had been using. I switched because trying to needle through that cotton poplin I had was difficult. Even quilting by machine, I struggled with it. I think it’s not going to matter because the results on…

No Confusion

“This world-appearance is a confusion: even as the blueness of the sky is an optical illusion. I think it is better not to let the mind dwell on it, but to ignore it. (1.3.2)”  ― Swami Venkatesananda, Vasistha’s Yoga I love this quote. It makes me laugh out loud. I think it’s better to ignore…

Results

This morning, after gulping down 3 cups of coffee, I started rinsing the dyed fabric. This is a big job, almost as big as dyeing them in the first place. It took me 45 minutes to get as much dye as I could out of 6 yards of cloth. Dyeing fabric in containers by sprinkling…

Just Starting Out?

I must admit I think I got a little miffed. I shouldn’t have been because I am “just starting out” with embroidery. I’ve never taken the time away from knitting, quilting, cutting up fabric, sticking it in dye pots, painting it and painting yarn. It was a nice compliment but I’ve been doing what I…

Color

This fabric makes me deliriously happy. Look at the colors! This was done by placing a piece of cloth in a container and then sprinkling the dye over it. Then, instead of pouring soda ash water over the dye, I sprayed it on with a spray bottle. Then I had to flip the cloth over…

Almost A Year

It’s been almost exactly a year since I’ve posted anything. It was a fun year, full of making, planning, color. It was also a year I spent thinking. I have always thought too much and sometimes I wish I could remove my brain and give it a good clean. Sort of a disinfectant kind of…

Bits and Pieces Pieces and Bits

It’s all coming together. Well, it isn’t together exactly. It’s more laying in strips on my table. There are hundreds of strips waiting to be sewn together. So far, I love the way it’s going. I am so pleased that with the exception of one piece (the orchid color rectangle) all of the fabric in…