Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 2018

Knee Replacement Month!

I've had my surgery and recovery is going well, much better then the other knee.  Thanks to friends and family for all their help, visits and delicious meals!

I'm anxious to get back to eco-printing and dyeing with men's neckties on to silk scarves.  I'm planning on doing more with watercolor paper and eco-printing.  I've had time to research the web and read more about the process.

Our weather has been outstanding, so warm and sunny for the month of February. Hoping March is as nice.

My cat Ginger is behaving herself.

Remember to Play a Little Every Day!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year!

January 2018
Snow Storms and below zero temperatures!!  Cold in NH!!

We had a very nice Christmas gathering this year.  As always there was delicious goodies for all of us!  We had many special dishes made by family members including a beautiful chocolate roll made by my daughter Karen.  She made it in memory of her grandmother, my mother.  "Mima" made my kids a chocolate roll for their birthday each year when they got older.  It had become a tradition that they looked forward to.  We all miss my parents and other loved ones who have passed on, especially at Christmas. We have wonderful memories of Christmas' Past and will hold those in our hearts forever.

We had a busy season vending at craft fairs most weekends.  I was successful in selling most all of the eco-printed silk scarves and transfer dyed scarves I made.  I taught one class to friends in July and look forward to teaching another in this new year.  Ronnie did very well at the fairs too!  His hand crafted utensils and pin and disk sets were very popular again this year. 

Eco Printed and Dyed Silk Scarf close up photo.

I had my annual Dinner at Diane's with six dear friends to celebrate the season.  We had an enjoyable meal and pleasant conversation. 

I'm having knee replacement surgery in February so I won't be doing any eco printing and dyeing, or much else for awhile.  

 Remember to play a little each day. 
Diane in NH

Thursday, August 3, 2017

More Eco Printing

I had some fun recently and tried my hand at bundle dye printing a small silk blouse I bought at a thrift store.  I'm relatively happy with the results but not pleased with the large space of brown/gold near the neckline but I do like the diagonal lines of the dye on the blouse.  That was due to the bundling and then simmering in onion skins.  I have another blouse I will be attempt and this time I plan to steam it so it won't have such a strong dye color on it.  
Please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Remember to play a little every day!
Peace, Diane