Whew! This has been a quick month. As we approach the final week in March, I have to say that ours has been fantastic.
We have been fortunate to have two sets of houseguests staying with us this month. Needless to say, the computer was cast to the back burner.
Our first guests were neighbors of our who moved to Colorado about eight years ago. We so miss them. Leslie and I could always get into so much creative trouble. While they were here Leslie and I played around with a little eco dyeing. Collecting flowers and tidbits from the yard, we wrapped, packed and cooked our fabrics in jars. The colors are not great in the photo, but they came out so well.
The first jar contained eucalyptus leaves, geranium petals, blueberries and brown onion skins.
The second one was eucalyptus bark, pepper berries, citrus and oak leaves.
For a first attempt at it, I was quite pleased and am eager to try more of the technique. My inspiration for this came from Nat Palaskas who blogs HERE.
Following their visit we were blessed to have my mother’s two “baby” brothers and my cousin’s wife come to stay with us. This was a huge trip for them as both of my uncles are in their late 80s. They had not seen my mom in about 12 years so the visit was incredible and I hated to see them leave on Sunday. We played cards by the hours and laughed until our sides hurt! Coming from Iowa they so enjoyed our warm sunshine after the winter they have experienced.
Although my blog and sewing machine have been silent, I did manage to complete my goal of four NYBeauty blocks for this month's ALYoF. I actually finished six of them.
This is my collection to date - spread out on my design floor!!!
I have some mail that I have received ans will share, but I will wait for my next post so this one isn't too long to read.