I finished hand quilting the hexie quilt for my studio and I used various colors of pearl cotton thread to quilt it. I decided to go with a simple black border and it's now hanging right above my sewing desk where I get to see it each day.
I finally finished hand quilting the lady of the lake quilt and I like it so well that I decided to put in on our bed! I thought that the wool batting would be too hot for summer, but it actually feels quite nice. Now that I have new colors in our bedroom, it gives me an excuse to make new quilts for the walls. Not that I needed an excuse, mind you ;-)
I've been solar dyeing some corriedale wool and alpaca that I had on hand. I put the fiber in an old recycled mayo jar, poured a spruce acid dye solution over the top and then left it in the sun. After hand carding it I spun it into a thin singles on one of my spindles, then Navajo plied it on my spinning wheel.
I started hand quilting the improv groovy grape quilt and I decided to go with a bright yellow pearl cotton thread. What's happening to me? I like the bright colors now so I'm going to just go with it.
I've wanted to sew a new valance for Seb's bathroom (this has been on my to do list for a couple of years now) and he requested Boise State colors which are bright blue and orange. Another improv piece came to mind which would give me the chance to use up some of the blue scraps that I've been saving and it would just be fun sewing.
Speaking of improv, I tried a liberated block for a textile postcard. It's not quite finished yet, but I thought that I'd share it.
I like to sit on our back patio in the mornings before it gets too hot, and just listen to the birds while hand stitching or knitting. We have a constant stream of hummers that visit the feeder which is so neat to see.
I have sunflowers that are growing in my backyard and yesterday an industrious squirrel decided that one of them had grown enough. He shimmied up the sunflower stalk, chewed the head off, and ran off with his prize.
Here's hoping that you have time for fiber/fabric today,