The last week has flown by and although I have managed to do a little stitching I have had even less time to write. Now I am sitting here wondering where to start.
I will begin with a couple of explanations about the fabric dying. The first time I ever used procion dyes was when I visited Linda in Queensland. Linda showed me how to prepare the fabrics and mix the dyes. It was a day of lots of fun and laughter along with learning a new skill. We were lucky to have the whole day together and I learnt a lot. Visit Linda at her blog http://billabongs2bling.blogspot.com/
The idea for using the ziplock bags came from Three Creative Studios, technique of the month for last month.
http://threecreativestudios.com/freeprojects/tom/fabricpaintinganddyeing.pdf Sue Bleiweiss suggested the ziplock bags in her tutorial.
Yesterday my daughter came to visit and we celebrated her 40th birthday with food and wine and I gave her the mask I made. I am pleased to say she was thrilled with it!
I gave my middle daughter the wheat bag I made and that was also well received. I had made a little sachet of lavender as well as it is her favourite fragrance.
This is the first time I have given my daughters things I have made especially for them: it seemed to go down well so I will continue to do this in the future.
Oh talking of gifts, I received a parcel in the post from Judy. It is a kit with the pattern and makings of pin cushions - one of my obsessions!http://judysfabrications.blogspot.com/ Have a look at Judy's fantastic crazy patchwork! I will take a pic of the kit tomorrow. Thanks so much Judy.
Oh gosh I nearly forgot the lovely gift I received from my friend Ann, from the uk, who is visiting her family who live near here. We had a day out last week and I hope to see her again on Wednesday before her trip back home on Sunday.
Well I think that is all for now. Happy stitching everyone.