Tuesday, April 01, 2008

sum up - day 1

No hummingbirds yet but a fabulous Pileated woodpecker stopped by for a second. Got a nice new working surface. Rounded up all the tools including some new big fat brushes. No dye mixed yet. My little deck frig died over the winter so I'm going to stock it with dry ice tomorrow. I can't decide if I got more or less done. There were a lot of interruptions. Post office, plunder JoAnns and Michael's with 50% coupons. {{gasp}}} a Nap! About 50 pounds of miscellaneous cottons, damasks and linen soaking in soda ash solution. Some huge. Some not. I was tickled to find a small packet of alginate in the dye tub. Mixed up a gallon of goo. Here's the first fruits of the venture, I guess. I finally unwrapped those vinegar stinking frying pans. Some Rust. Now, what do I do about my husbands rusty camping cookery? I don't know if I am going to overdye these or leave them alone.

6 comments:

sarita said...

wow! I love that fabric! Can't wait to see what you do with it...;)

Quilt Pixie said...

my cast iron frying pans are running and hiding in the back of my cupboard as I read this....

Vicki W said...

We had a pileated woodpecker just outside our window today too!

Nellie's Needles said...

That's wonderful outside work area ... love the sinks ... and you have a fridge out there, too? I'm coveting!

That rust fabric is awesome. Can't wait to see it flattened out and in use. (sigh) more coveting....

teodo said...

I found your blog on Nellie-blog.......
and it's very interesting. I like it very much.
ciao ciao

jude said...

wish it was warm enough to work outside here. waiting for the "unfolding"....