I do know how I've filled some of my time -- at least, since Friday...
- Rinsing, drying and pressing the first snow-dye of this season:
Yes, the colours are more muted than many of my previous efforts, and the dye is more evenly distributed. First, I attribute this to my layering these small bits and bobs of fabric rather than scrunching them up under the snow. Second, I may have let the process go on a bit too long -- there was a lot of melted snow when I finally got to rinsing it. Note the two really pale pieces; those are a remnants from a white sheet that was a poly-cotton blend. The 'poly' part just doesn't absorb MX dye the way the 'cotton' does.
Am I disappointed with these results? Not a whit! Remember, my 'go to' pieces are miniature rural landscapes, and these will make wonderful fields and skies.
- Knitting on the Wild Socks. The heel on Sock #2 is turned and I'm moving down the foot;
- Serving tea. coffee and goodies at the second annual Mirror & District Museum Open House.
Above is a portion of the main room of the Museum, taken just before the doors opened for yesterday's event. The quilt in the centre cabinet was done in honour of the hamlet's centennial in 2012 and donated to the museum by yours truly (blush).
- Assembling 25 'Broken Dishes' units for Clue #1 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt:
Aren't they pretty? I stumbled on a 2 1/2" strip of yellow in my stash, and it's taking me through most of the blocks. Twenty-five is 1/4 the required number; I'm debating assembling 25 more (to bring it to half)...concerned about the amount of yellow I have left. (Remember: I'm determined not to buy fabric for this one!). You can see too (just barely) that I have a mix of pinks and "turquoises" (and blacks, though you can't tell that in the photo). Going for as-close-as-I-can-with-my-scraps! And...
- Piecing the final block of the second Block-of-the-Month I have from old, stashed kits. (The blocks from the third, "Zen", will be made in 2015). Dating from 2003, "Four by Four" consists of eleven 12 1/2" blocks -- and one 'stray from who-knows-where, that came in at 10 1/2") assembled with Christmas-themed fabric.
While all this piecing's been going on, I've rested my brain from the last 15 x 15 Group Challenge. It wasn't long till I was pondering a couple of new art pieces...
I'm linking this up with BKH's Mystery Monday Link Up Part 1...and settling in for an evening of reading and embroidery...just for a change.
Have a good one! :-)