Monday, May 23, 2011

Dyeing, animals, and ToC

I finally got brave yesterday and cut up the French linen fabric I bought for my nephew's wedding quilt. Here are the fabric stewing in the dye brew.

The cream piece is the natural color of the linen. I like the softness of the colors. Now I just need to make up my mind what I am going to do and get sewing!

My lower level can be damp and with the humidity we are having right now, I can smell that musty smell. This is an old cheap particleboard desk that was my son's when he was in school. I could smell that musty smell every time I opened the drawers. I went to Home Depot to pay my bill and found these commercial style open shelves that fit perfectly in the same spot. They were easy to put together and are very sturdy.

This bird has made it's nest under my deck. I can see it from my laundry/utility/dye studio window. Of course, I had to clean the windows and the screens before I could take this picture. They were so dirty, but now they sparkle!

There was also a newborn fawn in the back yard. I didn't see the mother and I wasn't that interested in taking a chance of getting too close to the fawn to take a picture and upset the mother. It was dusk so all the pictures were dark. I am sure they will be back and maybe I can get a picture then.

The peloton on the last stage of the Tour of California screaming thru Thousand Oaks, Ca.

This is the street level view of the final sprint to the finish line. It is just scary how fast these guys are pedaling those bikes!

Here is the overhead view of the sprint finish. Not nearly as scary.

GC winner of the ToC Chris Horner.


Vicki W said...

Those colors you dyed are beautiful!

Robin said...

Ahhh, the simple joy of Linen! It's such a wonderfully rich fabric! The new shelves are an improvement, and how lucky you are to have new birth surround you. May thoughts of these tiny creations inspire you to create something magnificent in your studio!

Tonya Ricucci said...

I didn't try watching the Tour of California this year. I got so fed up last year with the outages... Congrats to Chris Horner though. woohoo!