Thursday, August 25, 2016

Here's Your Fall Palette!

Pantone has the color selection for your fall accessories, clothing or anything else
that colors your world. 
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™,explains “the desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.”
Check out Design Sponge's blog report on the first three colors of the scheme.
How do you feel about these colors?  Will they color your world this fall?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fiber Through The Fingers...............

Last fall when we had a natural dyeing day, I took some of my handspun two ply silk
and wound them into small butterflies for the dye pots.  It's a good way to have samples
of the colors you got from each dye pot

The two on either side of the lavender one (I know it doesn't look lavender, but it is!)
are dyed with indigo.  My little butterflies waiting to be wound into balls 

I have a variety of colors from each dye pot--Now, they are ready to be used in 
my embroidery.  Many moons ago, I did this and gave the samples as a gift to
a friend, who used them in late 1700 's samplers--I felt so honored that she would use
them in that regard.   I love the feel of the silk fibers running through my fingers.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I love aprons!  I posted several months ago about an apron exhibit several of us participated in through the internet and we were fortunate enough to have a nice exhibition at International Quilt Festival.  Today on one of my blog reviews I found an apron tutorial--all free!

This apron is perfect for any time wear while in the kitchen or I could see it being worn while working in the yard or maybe even while weaving or sewing--big pockets are a major feature in
my book!
Patchwork Posse blog has many apron tutorials--an apron for any use or purpose.

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Friend That Enables!

Do you have a friend who enables you?!  I do!  Plus I can be an enabler too!  This morning my Florida friend called and we talked and talked, then she sent me a link....................................
she enabled me!  and I enabled her--giving her ways she could and would use all these tiny looms.

Tottie Talks Crafts is the link--now, I'm looking at this woven shawl and
thinking if only..............................

I could use those tiny looms for many purposes and as I told my friend this
morning, the tiny looms could be stored easily because they are TINY!
Both know of someone in our group that has the larger loom we could
ok, enabler friend, the brain is whirling!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Sweet Treat For Sunday Lunch

We are making a sweet treat for Sunday lunch--

we have fresh pineapple that we have cored and
cut into slices-grilled for short while to get some smoky flavor,
then put in food processor to make smaller chunks

Whipped up some heavy cream--little sweetener and vanilla for added taste,
Mixed in the crushed pineapple chunks

An angel food cake--made from a mix, but it could be purchased already made--hubby
said that would have been cheaper as I couldn't find my angel food cake pan and
he spent $10 on one!

Slice the cake into three layers and spread each layer heavily
with whipped cream/pineapple mixture

Stack each layer

Added last of the whipped cream/pineapple mixture to the top--
if you have extra cream spread around the sides.
Refrigerator till ready to eat--slice and enjoy!
Everyone enjoyed this delightful summer time dessert--easy to make, but
delish to eat!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Making Of A Sweater!

Over the years, I've made a sweater or two--not successful, I must say!  I always have trouble with the seaming, fitting correctly and the buttonholes.  Now, I have the perfect chance to do a sweater and do it right!

Here we have the making of a sweater with the assistance of Fringe Association website!

A tutorial that will take me from the neck down, body to the sleeves!
I think this might get me a sweater that I'll wear!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Dinner And A Movie!

In most movie theaters now, you can reserve your seat, pay in advance and be prepared to enter the movie without long lines and the worry of not getting a ticket for sold out show.  In our area, we have many movie theaters, some that provide a dining experience too, so there is a choice but when the choice comes to attend a QUOTE ALONG!  movie that's the best!!


We are so there but just by a margin--almost didn't get seats for this one time event!  I think we might have a good evening, singing and quoting along with the actors on screen!  The one time you CAN talk and sing during a movie!!