Thursday, May 7, 2015

Collecting for the Future...

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."

Then other day, I saw a tutorial on Carol Eaton's blog
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.

So...
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 9 Heather Kinion http://heatherkinion.com/
May 10 Jessica Darling http://jessicakdarling.com/
May 11 Lisa Blevis Filion http://upstatelisa.blogspot.com/
May 13 Mandy Leins http://mandalei.com/
May 14 Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz http://funfromatoz.com/
May 16 Debby Ritenbaugh Brown http://higheredhands.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!!!