Saturday, February 19, 2011
Goodies to savour
Yesterday's mail brought a package I had been expecting. Some time ago I ordered the complete pallette from Vicki Welsh's first Colour Pallette project for 2011. You can read more about it on her blog - http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_trips_in_fiber/2011/02/index.html
The fabric in the photograph above is one part of the Pine Boughs selection. I am also finding myself drawn to the February project, but in all honesty, must restrain myself. Vicki is fabric dyer numero uno!!! She took the Pine Boughs colours from a photograph, and arrived at each of them because of her skill in formulating colours. I have done some dyeing, learnt to mix colours and such, but not in an organized way such as this. I get what I get, but I do know that this precision takes a lot of patience, practice and skill.
The other part of the Pine Boughs pallette is here [please disregard cork flooring!!]. The 'mottling/marbling' in these hand dyes are lovely, and I'm really thrilled with them. The 3CS ladies are running challenges again this year, but unfortunately, just at this point in time I'm not in a postion to take part. Perhaps later in the year, when I have a few other stitching commitments under control. You can also see some quilt design possibilities Vicki has worked on using this pallette [on her blog]. I have to say the price is very good too, at $15/yard!! I received 3 yards posted here for less than $20/yard, which I feel is extremely good for the quality product I'm getting.
At the end of last year I also won another of Vicki's fabric postcards. Due to the flooding in our area, my mail was held up for almost a month, and then of course I had the camera drama. I tried to photograph the PC with my phone, but the image colour was very far from the truth!! I've finally been able to share this PC with you now and I hope you enjoy seeing the lovely card I received. Thank you Vicki. I love all the cards that came my way due to my involvement last year with the 3CS projects. I learnt so much, and met ladies whose talent I so admire.
And, to add to yesterday's fun, I also found out I had been chosen as the winner of a fabric give-away on the blog of Frances Leate [http://quiltingowl.blogspot.com/]. I'm sorry I just can't get the page to load this morning so I can actually 'link' it here, forgive me Frances. I am looking forward to that parcel. All fabrics are made most welcome in my home...........LOL.........
I am still quite busy stitching on my hardanger, but nothing worthy of sharing just at the moment. It is shaping up to be another hot day here in our part of the world, and I believe tomorrow is to be worse.