Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Quilts and Dogs

Every time I try to photograph a quilt, EVERY time, one of the dogs has to help.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Spider Lilies!

Just when you think there will be no new blooms until next spring...SPIDER LILIES! I love their color. It's like the inside of a watermelon. They are popping up in places I don't even remember planting them. And the garlic chives bloomed with a vengeance this year. The bees loved it. I wonder if the chives make the honey taste funny.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Great Day For Dyeing!

I hadn't planned to dye today but a girl's just GOT to sometimes. I pulled out a couple of extra-wide pieces that were already dyed light green and decided to overdye them to use for some quilt backs. A little fuchsia, a batch of golden yellow--let the dyeing begin.

It's a beautiful day in Double Oak, Texas, and only 85 degrees at 11:00 a.m., but it only takes a few minutes to break out in a sweat, or a "glow" for those who prefer a more ladylike term. As we Texans say, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity."

Along comes one of my best helpers to inspect the work.

He leaves behind a mud resist.

Can't waste leftover dye! Toss a little turquoise into the fuchsia, maybe a little more turquoise...

Now I MUST get back to the sewing machine--quilt binding's a'waitin'.