I did get to spend most of the day yesterday outside. I am washing out the last of the fabrics and the skeins of embroidery floss now. I tried some new experiments with the whole dyeing process yesterday, some were very successful, some not so much, but I learned some things and I had a lot of fun! This was my first try at dyeing threads, and I think they may turn out very nice, fingers crossed. They look great right now, but they aren't done washing yet, so that could potentially change.
I have lots more fabric and about 150 more skeins of different threads to dye, now I just need Mother Nature and the rest of the world to cooperate so that I can get out there and dye them! At the moment the weather forecast looks promising for tomorrow, but then they didn't mention this thunderstorm when I checked the forecast yesterday, so I don't have a lot of faith in the weather forecasters.
I am still trying to decide on my plan B for today. I pulled out all the art quilts that I have started but never finished and have been looking at them to see what I can do to get them completed. I have one of a dragon that is almost done, it just needs a little extra embellishing, and a binding, so maybe I will work on that today. It would probably be a good thing to have at least one finished Art Quilt if I am going to call myself an Art Quilter. I know it has never stopped me before, but, still, it would be nice.
Well, in the two hours since I started typing this post I did manage to get the threads all washed out. They are now hanging up to dry and they are still lovely! I am really impressed with the results, it almost makes the massive pain in the ass of setting it all up worthwhile. Here, see for yourselves :
Well, if I am ever going to get anything done today I need to sign out of here and get to it. Until next time ...