Thursday, April 30, 2020

Reopening the Studio Barn and Ice Dyeing

This week I got out to the studio barn, and did a thorough sweeping, cleaning, and scrubbing. Originally I was scheduled to teach a dyeing class
 to members of our Almond Country Quilt Guild on  May 2nd.
Of course that needed to be canceled, but hopefully it will be rescheduled
 for another time after the pandemic.

Below is a shirt for my hubby. I tried an S Curve folding method that was described
 on a tie dye YouTube video  by Krispi.
  He has some great videos. I really love how the colors and designs came out!
Top photo is the front and below that is the back of the shirt.

I've been collecting old, lovely linen fabrics.
 And I've been given some wonderful ones from friends as well.
 Some of them have beautiful embroidery, cut work, etc.
 As you can see, the linen takes really well to the dyes.

....and another beautiful one!

Hope everyone is doing well out there and keeping safe! 
Looking forward to teaching classes in the barn at some time again!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

I've been busy making more masks for friends, family and others.
These are made using a different pattern than the ones I previously made and showed on my blog. They fit your face a little bit tighter. 
For these I used a pattern from Orange Dot Quilts. If you go to their website you can download the mask pattern for free.If you do that, be sure to check out their Facebook page for a very helpful video as well for how to do the folding part.

  It's working out for me because it doesn't require an extended length of time or concentration.
 My husband is still recovering from his two surgeries and needing a lot of assistance. 
He continues to improve a little bit every day, so that is good!
Can't wait until he's back to normal. You never realize how much your hubby does, 
until he can't do anything. 

Last night the sky was incredibly beautiful in the East and the West.