Thread Dyeing Marathon
These baskets of thread are merely the tip of a thread-dyeing-marathon iceberg. During December I dyed every colorway and every size of thread available on the Artfabrik website. It was messy. It was back breaking. It was a miracle I got it done!
Note that one of my favorite colorways, Sunflowers, is on top of theĀ  top basket. I use a lot of this colorway in my hand stitching (see Coleen’s Calling Birds #14). Twisting the thread skeins and adding a label is the next step… best done in front of a long TV movie with a cup of tea.

Thread Dyeing Marathon
These baskets of thread are merely the tip of a thread-dyeing-marathon iceberg. During December I dyed every colorway and every size of thread available on the Artfabrik website. It was messy. It was back breaking. It was a miracle I got it done!
Note that one of my favorite colorways, Sunflowers, is on top of theĀ  top basket. I use a lot of this colorway in my hand stitching (see Coleen’s Calling Birds #14). Twisting the thread skeins and adding a label is the next step… best done in front of a long TV movie with a cup of tea.

Nice Neighborhood (detail)

Calendar Girl
OK, maybe I’m no longer a girl, but images of my youthful quilts are appearing in 2 calendars this coming year. Look for Nice Neighborhood during the month of August in the AQS 2010 wall calendar. Housing Department #7 is in the International Quilt Association’s award winning quilts calendar published by Martingale.
May your new year be happy and festive!

Nice Neighborhood (detail)

Calendar Girl
OK, maybe I’m no longer a girl, but images of my youthful quilts are appearing in 2 calendars this coming year. Look for Nice Neighborhood during the month of August in the AQS 2010 wall calendar. Housing Department #7 is in the International Quilt Association’s award winning quilts calendar published by Martingale.
May your new year be happy and festive!

Festival of Socks on Its Last Leg!
Sadly, the Festival of Socks will end at midnight, December 31. But, if you place your order for anything on the Artfabrik website totaling $35 or more (excluding shipping) you will receive a free pair of colorful, genuine-hand-dyed, cotton ladies socks!

This enormous feat of sock dyeing will not be repeated until next December. So get your hot socks order in before midnight December 31, 2009!

Festival of Socks on Its Last Leg!
Sadly, the Festival of Socks will end at midnight, December 31. But, if you place your order for anything on the Artfabrik website totaling $35 or more (excluding shipping) you will receive a free pair of colorful, genuine-hand-dyed, cotton ladies socks!

This enormous feat of sock dyeing will not be repeated until next December. So get your hot socks order in before midnight December 31, 2009!