Yesterday Alice, Jackie and I got together for a long overdue lunch. Jackie was the first person I met when we moved to Gainesville, as she and her husband had just finished building a home down the street from ours. Jackie and I ran together, pumped iron together, shared lots of adventures in raising our kids together, etc. Ah: those were the days my friend! Alice lived nearby, but she and Jackie knew eachother better than I knew Alice. Then we all started moving, and Alice and I ended up being neighbors...........and sadly, Jackie now lives in Denver. But she is back East visiting friends! We had a wonderful lunch, and lingered just talking about old times, the present, and life in general. It was SO GOOD!!!
On our way to meet up with Jackie, Alice and I had to cross over Lake Lanier. The traffic was stopped and here's why:
Can you imagine????? I had to take the picture as evidence, because we knew that Jackie would be fit to be tied if we were late for our luncheon date.
Today has been a busy but fun one! I have several t-shirt orders that need filling, so this morning I got them dyed.
Craig and a friend made some wonderful shelving for me. I can lay out my dyed fabrics and let them batch for a while. In our nice humid summer heat, it doesn't take long!
This is a part of a ribbed rayon tunic that I'm dyeing for myself. I tied off several circles for resist, low water immersion dyed with a lovely sage green, did a bit more shibori tyeing and then overdyed with some navy blue:
This morning I did a bit of discharging:
This is a silk scarf that I'm playing around with. I dyed it by low water immersion in diluted Plum Blossom, then used some black Resistad to draw some flower outlines, then painted a darker Plum Blossom inside the lines:
I've now discharged it with turquoise:
still pretty hideous!
I've discharged again using plain discharge paste:
I will probably overdye it........as it's still pretty hopeless!
MetroFresh in Atlanta's Midtown is my all-time favorite place for lunch. Last weekend we bought a couple of quarts of the Prickly Pear soup, which is a wonderful cold summer soup. It was part of my lunch today:
C went to the county's farmers market this morning. Look at these lovely tomatoes:
.............and here are our first Georgia Peaches of 2008!
Last year our peach crop was wiped out by the Easter frost, so these are pretty special.