Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Just a Dyeing Fool

I was filling an order for a blue jacket the other day, happily mixing my dye and squishing the jacket around in my bucket, when whoooops, I felt the very sinking sensation of wetness on my right hand. Sure enough my lovely glove had sprung a leak and there I was wearing the telltale blue fingers!

Do you know how difficult it is for a righthanded person to take a pic of her right hand? I don't know how lefthanded folks operate cameras. I'm beginning to feel a bit more empathy! Well, the blue fingers wouldn't be so very bad except that I have to accompany (read drive) my Mom to a luncheon tomorrow. She is being honored for all of her hard work in Physical Therapy. Her therapist says that she is the agency's poster child, since she has begun walking again after a three year hiatus due to a compression fracture of her lumbar spine. Way to go Mom! This is no small fete due to her advanced years and her other medical complications. We are extremely proud of her, and I hate to embarrass her by wearing my blue fingers...maybe I should invest in a pair of white gloves for the occasion?

I enjoyed Frieda Anderson's seasonal article in the lastest Quilting Arts magazine, and decided to to a bit of a takeoff using silk fusion. I've dyed a few pieces and here are the results of Spring:

The colors here don't really do it justice, but it's the best I can do with the camera today. I think that I will leave the edges free form, as I love that aspect of silk fusion. I intend to work on the other three seasons this afternoon.



joyce said...

They say washing dishes will help with dyed fingers but it's probably easier just to wear white gloves. Lol.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Try to rub your fingers with a dived up lemon, perhaps that will bleach your fingers.

Gerrie said...

I get so carried away that I forget to put on gloves. i used to have a great cleanser for scrubbing my hands, but lost it in the move. Now I can't even remember what it was called.