Friday, 25 July 2008

BACK AND RESTED


After 3 weeks of that (see above), it was time to come back home. We had a wonderful time, lots of time without kid (he was at my parents´), nice food and even some sunny weather!


In Brittany I managed to find an original fabric for the summer 4SQS and that is what I have sewed with it so far. My partner likes bright colours so I hope it is to her taste. I hope I can finish it over the week-end so that it is on the way to ... before the deadline!
On holiday I had a few magazines to read. Some I bought in Paris and some my DS and my Mum brought back from the USA. I love magazines, the only problem is that I want to start a least 2 or 3 projects per issue at once and as I did not have any sewing stuff with me, it was difficult!
At least I knitted a bit: the socks are made for my Mum (and modeled by her). We had some fun dying wool yarn with Kool Aid (here orange flavor) and I am quite happy with the result.











We dyed the other yarn with grape flavor and it turned out pale purple. I will show pictures when the socks are finished.

Next time I will show pictures of my Mum´s latest quilt works.

4 comments:

gwensmom said...

oooh your summer quilt is going to be a knockout!

The orange socks are great too. I can't believe the colors are from kool aid!

Libby said...

Welcome back!
I never thought of dyeing yarn with Koolaid. A woman came to our guild and showed how do dye wool yardage. What fun *s*

teodo said...

Welcome back........
fantastic the fabric with the cards and the border too is wonderful.
ciao ciao

Jessica's mom said...

Glad to have you back! Did you find a note to you on your Bernina sewing machine saying, "I Missed working so hard?"

Those orange are such a yummy color, Koolaid must have something figured out!