Thursday, April 30, 2009

Memory -- That Would be Nice

Would you look at that!
Valerie of Val's Simple Passions gave me this nice award way back on the 17th of April, but I can't remember my own name some days. That was so kind of her--makes me blush. I'm just no good at these things. It's not excess modesty or anything (I think I'm pretty wonderful -- 'cause if I don't, who will?), mostly it's just that I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings and there are lots more than 10 blogs I look at all the time. So, even though the rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put a link to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
I only did the first two. Do go take a look at Valerie's blog -- she's got some really pretty tatting there -- as well as some really cute bears!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Even More Color!

More thread! Bonnie had her dyes out again this weekend. I unwound thread like mad so she could make it more interesting than ecru and white. This is the result. I know it looks tangled, but it winds up very nicely. These skeins were wound off the ball on the the arms of my office chair. That worked much better than anything else I've tried. Unfortunately, once they'd been through the dye process, got washed, and dried, they shrunk so I couldn't get the skeins back on the arms of the chair. Bonnie is also my thread swift. Nice of her, eh? From bottom to top, these are Singing the Blues, Oh-Baby, Midnight Escape, and Purple Potion. Bonnie named them while we were winding them back into balls.

Singing the Blues
is rather obvious -- it's all my favorite shades of blue (well, all the ones she had in little bottles, at least). It used to be size 30 DMC Cebelia ecru.

Purple Potion which is also a size 30 Cebelia, was named because all the dye color names sound like this:

Double, double, toil and trouble
Raspberry, plum,
wisteria, bubble gum,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Sometimes I do wonder what she's cooking up in all those little bottles.
is all soft pastel baby-shades, baby blue, bubblegum, seafoam, and wisteria. It looks like baby lace to me, especially as it is a size 80 DMC tatting cotton.

Midnight Escape
is the darker side of the baby pastels, caribbean, raspberry, caman island, and imperial purple, also on a size 80 DMC tatting cotton. It reminded Bonnie of the baby-escape in the movie "Baby Geniuses".