I had two most pleasant surprises last week. The first was a long and newsy email from my long lost friend Diane! She is totally responsible for my introduction into fabric dyeing, and silk dyeing in particular! I owe ALL of my happiness to this woman! We've taken a couple of classes together, and when she is not too busy in her hectic life, we email. So, it was GREAT to hear from her. She said that I should expect a package, so this was the second very pleasant surprise:
The lovely hand-knitted bag on the left is chock full of lavender.....and now that my sense of smell is returning, I can totally enjoy it! Diane is an incredible knitter, as you can well see!
On the right is this lovely skein of yarn:
If you look closely, you'll see that it's called Tofutsies and it's 50% Superwash wool, 25% Soysilk Fibers, 22.5% Cotton and 2.5% Chitin (fiber from shrimp and crab shells...it's naturally antibacterial!). I'm very excited about this new yarn and I've already picked out a pattern - it's called Peppermint Twist and here's how it looks in the little demo:
Thanks Diane....thanks for everything!!!
Well, I think "Pieces of Grace" is finally finished:
I've beaded, foiled, painted, quilted, etc. Here are a couple of detail shots:
I may have to put some gold on the cornerstone buttons....just to jazz them up a bit!
With the reno of my sinuses, I also added some new specs AND a new 'do'!
The heat and humidity had about done me in, so here's a rather unflattering photo of the new and much improved MOI! It's so nice to get up in the morning, take a dip in the pool, go for a long walk with Barker, take another dip in the pool, do some dyeing, take another dip in the pool...........you get the picture! With this do, all I do is shake and walk away! LOL