Friday, January 28, 2011


I have been working hard, but it seems that there isn't much to show for it all.  I'm still playing around with many different resists.  Above is a piece that I showed you a week or so ago.  I wanted to print my herons over the silk in a darker shade to see how it would look.  I'm not real keen on it, but you never know until you try, right?

Next are two pieces of silk crepe de chine on which I stamped potato dextrin and then applied dyes.

I really love how the potato dextrin works.  It gives such an ethereal look.

We are spending a couple of nights in Greenville, SC, a city we have wanted to explore and know little about.  On our drive up, we made a couple of stops.  The first was for bbq, at a wonderful little place that our friends Molly & Keith had recommended.

The Pompous Pig is situated in the back of a strip mall, and we almost missed it - in fact we drove right by it the first time!  (Thank heavens for my iPhone and maps app!).  We enjoyed a wonderful lunch, and there was so much on my pulled pork plate, that I had to ask for a togo container.

Our next stop was at the Needle Tree in Greenville.

Some folks like to stop at bbq joints and others enjoy knitting shops....what can I say?  Truth be told, I enjoy them both!  That said, I had found a cute little cowl done in stranded knitting on Cosmic Pluto's blog, and I wanted to get started on it.  I will be using leftover sock yarn for the different colors in it, but the main color will be black, and sadly, I had no black sock yarn in my stash!  I loved the Needle Tree and could have spent a lot more time there, just hanging out, but my traveling companion had other plans!  I'll show you the cowl once I get started!

So, here we are in Greenville, SC:

It's a wonderful old city, and the downtown area has been beautifully restored.  We had a grand afternoon just walking around and popping into the cute little shops and galleries that line Main Street.  As you can see, the weather couldn't have been better!

Just a few more shots:

Yesterday was Charlie's 2 month birthday!  My how time flies!  We invited him and his parents to drive up and join us for dinner.  Charlie had not yet met my Mom, his great grandmother, so it was about time!  I took several videos of her holding him, but don't have any snapshots as yet.  Hopefully his Mom will oblige me soon!  In the meantime, I'll close with this cute little picture, taken two days ago:



Jeannie said...

I like the herons, especially if you screened a little metalic (just a hint) on the wings. The yarn store is so cute! And, you know me and cowls. I can't own enough of them. Have fun on your mini vacation. It looks like it is off to a grand beginning!

Gerrie said...

Charlie is so cute. Such the little man. You need to call my iPhone or send me a text so that I can get you back in my contacts.

Carol said...

2 months old - and already he is looking a real little boy. He's gorgeous, as if you didn't know. Enjoy your holiday and get knitting. xx

Eva Hagbjärn said...

What a charming, lovely little boy Charlie is. Cute, cute!!!