I keep telling myself, "Self, you have to blog!"
but as you can see, I don't always listen!
Anyway, Nature Boy and I explored an antique fair and flea market
in a neighboring upstate NY county last weekend.
Lots of fun stuff to see...
and eat, naturally....
I came home with some beautiful pieces of lace...
Being an early riser,
we had seen the market and more by 11:30 when the crowds appeared.
That afternoon, I found myself at my studio
along with my studio mates who were up to their elbows in thickened dyes..
And after slapping on some dyes,
letting them "cure" for a day or so...
I have these pretty colorful pieces of lace
and a colorful background cloth!
But now what????!
I guess they will be added to my growing collection of
"someday I will have a use for this."
that I really wanted to try.
If you have known me for a while, you might know that I LOVE dots!!!
These are some of my "someday I will cut into my coveted dots" collection.
Luckily, I had a piece of silk habotai
in my pile of "someday I might need this" collection
(and see, I did need the silk!)
and got busy making dots...
and then with the magic of rubbing alcohol
I dripped the alcohol onto the colored dots.
Now I have a wonderful piece of dotted silk
to transfer to my
"someday I will have a use for this" collection.
Well all this thinking about overflowing collections
filling up my studio and sewing room,
it might be no surprise that I am
participating in a
Spring Cleaning Blog Hop
organized by Cheryl Sleboda!!!
Here's the line up of Spring Cleaners!!!
Take a look!
May 7 Kathy Matthews http://www.chicagonow.com/quilting-sewing-creating/
May 8 Misty Cole Http://www.dailydesignwall.blogspot.com
May 9 Heather Kinion http://heatherkinion.com/
May 10 Jessica Darling http://jessicakdarling.com/
May 11 Lisa Blevis Filion http://upstatelisa.blogspot.com/
May 12 Peta Minerof-Bartos http://www.thenotsewguiltyquilter.blogspot.com/
May 13 Mandy Leins http://mandalei.com/
May 14 Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz http://funfromatoz.com/
May 15 Sam Hunter http://huntersdesignstudio.com/
May 16 Debby Ritenbaugh Brown http://higheredhands.blogspot.com/
May 17 Debbie Kleve Berkebile http://www.mountaintrailquilttreasure.blogspot.com/
May 18 Michelle Mattingly http://stitchesofjoi.blogspot.com/
May 19 Cheryl Sleboda http://blog.muppin.com
In the meantime, I had better organize my collections while I ponder what to do with all of them!!!