Friday, October 19, 2007

9 to 5

Here's my "work day" in pictures (and some words):


8:30 am: I came home from swim team to find this moth afloat in an orange dye bath. Despite my sympathy for the moth, I had to capture this beautiful image.


9:30 am: I spent about an hour or so waxing fabric. This was the first bit of stamping I did. I love how crisply this stamped image came out. I knew it was going to be a good day.


10:30 am: My fabric peaks out from the dye bath.


11:00 am: Washed, dried and folded, the fabric from last night's dye session is ready for use. In that pile are two pieces of flannel that I ordered from Dharma Trading and dyed with the intent of making baby blankets for a friend's new arrival. I spent the next couple of hours working on these blankets. My plan was to dye the flannel and then bind it with some batiked strips.
1:00 pm: (No Picture) I met some friends at a local yarn shop, Hill Country Weavers. Believe it or not, I didn't buy anything. I was there helping my friend and her daughter pick a pattern and yarn for a sweater I'm knitting for the daughter.3:30 pm: Back home and ready to finish the blankets.
5:00 pm : Posting here with a big smile on my face. I've had a lovely day and am looking forward to a great weekend. I hope yours is wonderful too.

5 comments:

gwensmom said...

The solid flannel blanket with batik binding look great! did you use two layers of flannel?

kristin L said...

Babies and flannel go so well together. Your blankets look warm and inviting :-)

Tara said...

Your stuff is so beautiful. I wish I had a fifth of your talent.

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Sarah- Thanks. I just did one layer of flannel to create the thickness of a receiving blanket, but two layers would be a good idea if the blanket is a crib blanket.
Kristin- I agree babies and flannel ate a perfect combo of softness.
Tara-Thank so much.

kirsten said...

What a lovely day.