I haven't spent all that time searching, there's been other work of the hands as well. I made a needlefelted fabric postcard for a Stitchinfingers birthday swap, this handsome fellow went to Liz in Kansas who loves fantasy fiction and in particular, dragons. It was a bit of a headache for a while, I just couldn't seem to get him looking right. When I realised his head was too big for his neck, I took to him with the scissors and cut his head down, and re-needled him to a new piece of fabric, and with a fatter neck. He seems none the worse for the emergency surgery.
These little 'isolette gowns' went off to the Miracle Babies' Foundation, to be worn by tiny premmie babies.
I made this sewing set as a gift for a friend who had bought her first sewing machine, and I thought she'd enjoy having some new tools, and somewhere pretty to keep them. She did!
|Inside the basket, with needlebook and pincushion|
|Pocket in the needlebook to keep ...whatever?|
And in the garden, I had a eucalyptus tree trimmed and since it seemed a shame to bin all the clippings, I boiled some up to dye with. The smell as they cooked was delightful, and the water turned an interesting mustardy yellow.
........as did the fabrics. I popped in a couple of pieces of wool batting, some linen, and a nice piece of muslin that used to be a sling from when I broke my arm. Some of the colours are interesting, but I think I a) had too many pieces in the pot for them all to get good coverage and b) I'll overdye some pieces again, maybe adding some rusty nails and a copper tap.
|a good start|
We've had some odd weather lately...very hot and wet and very hot and dry. What better place to be when you need a cool dry spot for a nap.........
than in the washing machine of course!
I hope you all find the perfect spot to spend your Sunday.
Edited to add that once again the country is experiencing extremes of weather, and way to the south, as the rain continues to fall and the waters rise, people are waiting nervously in evac centres for word that they can return home, others are returning with trepidation to see what the water has done to their homes, and still others are waiting for that knock on the door from the SES....evacuate now! Some are isolated and inconvenienced by the waters, but are quite safe. My thoughts are with all of them.