August 12, 2014

Online Inspiration etc...

My blog is in prints! The Down Under Textiles magazine contacted me a few months ago to get my permission to publish my blog in their magazine under Online Inspiration section. I completely forgot all about it until I received an email with the attachment (see below). It will be in issue 16 which is next issue. As you know, we bloggers publish our blogs each week or some bloggers publishes everyday, but when someone else publish our blogs you can't help but get the kick out of it!

Amazing that blogs can take care of themselves so well. I haven't been attending my blog lately due to not enough hours in a day to attend to everything, but regardless, the blog counter keeps ticking away. It means that someone is visiting my blog. Thank you and thanks to those who dropped me emails and are checking on me. I'm alive, well and busy. If you want to know if I'm still kicking please check my Instagram where I post a daily photo, but not too much writing!

Also excited to be next to India Flint's article!

Close up of the article

In my last post I mentioned that I had a couple of bundles steamed and then soaked in an oak bath. I hoped I would keep them until spring, but last weekend I decided to open just one, then two. I was very happy with the results from both bundles. After dyeing for a few years, I seem to have got the knack of dyeing!

Eucalyptus leaves and She-oak pine needles

Eucalyptus leaves in rusty solution

New book cover in the making!

We have finally finishing the painting inside the Tree House Studio. As soon as that was finished we started installing the laminate flooring. I'm happy to say, that it was done late Sunday afternoon! The builder will come back and put skirting boards and the window trims next week. We have purchased two double wardrobes from IKEA ready to be installed I hope sometime this week. 

Painting is completed

Flooring is completed

Flooring butted hard against the door

I hope by the time I post next I should have the wardrobes inside the Tree-House. Installing the flooring was quite tiring. I can at least say that I now know how to lay flooring, but I don't think my knees would be pleased to go through that again!

The rain is back again. We need to finish painting the outside as soon as the weather permits.

Until next time


Nedra said...

Congratulations Nat! that is so wonderful to be recognized for your creativity. So happy for you!

deanna7trees said...

the article captures you perfectly. so pleased for you. and yes....your dyeing is always beautiful. you know how to create the magic. great progress on the Tree House.

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations, Nat. What fun it must be to see your blog in print. I agree that it is true inspiration!!!

The Tree House looks wonderful. Oh....your poor knees.

LOVE the dying. The colors are wonderful. I don't think waiting until spring would have made much difference. The colors are so strong and pretty.

Nifty Quilts said...

All so very exciting! The magazine article, your studio, and your dyeing results. I'm glad many more people will be aware of your fountain of inspiration here.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Huge congratulations to you dear Nat....a great achievement to be included in this magazine! And your studio is coming along beautifully.....not long now! Loki after those knees!

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

Congratulations on your blog being chosen to go into the magazine. That issue will take pride of place in the Tree House. I can just imagine that your knees would be sore, the floor looks lovely. Hope the last bit of the Tree House comes together.

Happy days.

Tracy said...

Soooo EXCITING--your magazine feature, Nat... sooo THRILLED for you!! :o) The last from the dye pots are beautiful--the first one especially--all that rusty red is gorgeous! Wow--such wonderful progress on your studio. The flooring is sooo nice. And all the pristine white is inspiring--something like a blank canvas. Possibilities--can feel them! ;o) We're being hit with stormy weather at the moment here, and our outdoor painting is very much stalled...hope we get done before autumn and cold rolls around! Happy Days ((HUGS))

neki desu said...

way to go!! congratulations.

Jeanie said...

Congratulations, Nat! How exciting! In fact, everything about this post is exciting!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the notice in the magazine! I'm glad you opened those dye rolls early. I was just thinking about them and wishing you weren't going to wait so long. I love seeing what you get every time you open another roll. (I'm sure you do Helen

Els said...

So wonderful to see your studio nearing the end ;-)
(ouch, your poor knees ...)

Your bundles are sooooo gorgeous Nat ! Love the delicate lines of the pine needles !

Jeannie said...

Congrats on the article! I really need to find a good source here for that magazine. It is one of my favorites. Your bundles are gorgeous. And, the Tree House is beautiful. I hear you on laying flooring. I used narrow oak boards and regretted it when I had to install them. Of course, now that is but a distant memory and there is talk of doing the same inside the house. :D Have a wonderful week!

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