Friday, January 24, 2014

A Cold Morning in January

Frigid cold (for North Carolina, anyway), 8 degrees this morning.  Which is enough to cause 2-hour delays for schools all over the area--yeah, I know, you "Yankees" think this is funny.  The temperature today where I used to live in New York (Ellisburg) is -12 degrees F, with a wind chill temperature of -20 degrees, so I know it could be a lot worse.

Last Monday, MLK holiday, I finally had the opportunity to dye some fabric.  I usually get a lot of fabric dyed during January & February, but this year the temps have been too cold to dye in my garage.  I'm trying to work through a DVD set by Ann Johnston, Color by Accident, so here are the first results:
Flat dyed piece with Grape, Golden Yellow, and some Aquamarine dyes.

The finished piece

Two pieces soaking in dye, one with the Grape, Golden Yellow & Aquamarine, and the other with Chinese Red, Grape, and Golden Yellow.

 And the finished pieces

During February, techniques from the Color By Accident DVD set will be the focus of the And Then We Set It On Fire blog, and I'll be one of the guest participants.  Tune in there for more details on the processes if you're interested, and stay warm!

Linking up with Off The Wall Friday today!

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  Can't believe it's 2014, where does the time go???

Not much of a post today, just something to get rid of my previous post since it was a Christmas one.  I'm working on a new project, needle felting some sari ribbons that I ordered on ebay, incorporating them into a quilt.

This was the first sunrise of 2014 here in NC.

And here is a small rug that I hooked in about 3 days.  Two of them I spent in front of the TV watching the Walking Dead marathon, I had watched a few of the shows before, but didn't know where everyone fit into the plot.  Now I do.  Can't believe I like that show.
Cold and windy here in NC, but at least compared to the rest of the country, it's not too bad!