Monday, July 1, 2013

Soy Wax Resisting Day

Washed and hung to soy wax resist, dye painted fabrics! I love them. A. lot. I was invited to participate in a little workshop with Maureen Jakubson, of Ithaca, at Bev Kondolf's wonderful old barn, by Pat Pauly. It rained ALL day long, but the five of us in that barn had a great, mutual creative experience! Liz Anderson was the other player.

Close ups of each of the pieces I finished, including a little note to my gestating granddaughter, Mela! I had such fun mixing the dyes to see what I'd get, that I came home and ordered dyes online. I knew once that at some point dying would be in my repertoire. The soy washed out in the machine easily. It is biodegradable, which is a plus for disposal of leftovers.

Bev is dunking in a bucket on the left, while Pat play at her station on the right, Rufus, the poodle, can be seen under my table at the back of the barn! He kept us company all day. Liz is off the the lower left Maureen, our teacher, was at the head of the barn.
The rain fell most of the day, but we were all tucked under old barn eaves, completely enveloped in our creative quest. A very good day off!

Mela has 4 more weeks to complete her dwell in the womb. Melissa and Dave have put all the baby goods together and are ready for her arrival. I have her pictured in my mind...wonder how close I'll be to that.

Michael and Jenn will be home, here, in Batavia by this time tomorrow! We will celebrate at Center Street Smokehouse at 7PM. I just need to get that strong, hardy hug and give him one right back. They will be in WNY until the 13th.

Val has finished quilting my Nancy Crow quilt! She used variegated thread and her infamous, fabulous straight line quilting. I will get it from her Saturday. I made this quilt in 2010 at QBL. I will treasure it.

Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. More rain.

I have learned:

  1. Cooking & cleaning are not my thing. I hate them both. 
  2. I'm tired. A lot. I never used to be. Is it my 52 years? 


Pat Pauly said...

You captured the day perfectly. And I would do it again -- with even more rain.

I look forward to seeing what the final fabrics are used for. Don't keep up waiting too long.

Martha Lorshbaugh said...

I can't wait to see the Nancy Crow quilt- FINALLY!!! Your piecing was awesome, so I can only imagine how much better it will be with Val's quilting!