Thursday, October 06, 2011

October Glory

Well, if I can't have October baseball at least I'll have hatched out what may be the very best fabrics of the year - so far. Seriously, I was driving home from the grocery store with my ancient Ipod plugged into the car stereo (thank you Steve, you will be missed) and the theme from "The Natural" started playing and I started to cry.

I bought a leather purse the other day because it reminded me of my baseball mitt. You get funny looks carrying around a baseball mitt when you are not at the ballpark.
These are all shots from the first "reveal" when I open up the rolls of cloth and grains after 24 hours.

I can tell by the rinse water that the dye took pretty strongly . All the grains get shaken out onto the lawn and these entire batch is in the washing machine right now.

There won't be any time to take and post any finished pictures before I have to go to work so we will have to wait until tomorrow.

Que Sera, Sera    (my mother really did sing this to me)

It's seriously messy and labor intensive process but the results are worth all the trouble to me.


I have decided to name this entire set after the late, great Steve Jobs....they are the October Jobs.


grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i cannot

will ANY of these go into the
i know if it were me, they would
NOT, but.........??????????????????
you have hit your stride

Terry Grant said...

And as Steve Jobs loved to say, they are "insanely great."

Nancy said...

Wow - breathtaking! Love this!

Diana Angus said...

My mother used to sing that to me, too! I think my mother had a lot of pressure to be like Doris Day. Maybe all mothers did back then, but my mom really took the bait.

Els said...

Very intersting !!!!

Cat said...

OMG! They are fabulous!!

Anonymous said...


my mom sang that to me too.

Judy Martin said...

I love the photos in this post. The fabrics and all those little seeds that look like stitches. Wonderful.

Que Sera Sera indeed.