Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I hope you are all having a lovely day. Mr Notjustnat and I are going out to dinner tomorrow instead to today. Today I have arranged to have Jacky over for our first stitching with friend in the Tree House for the first time. I'm so excited and looking forward to it.
I mentioned on my last post that I did some dyeing using fresh herbs that one of my friends brought to the Tree House studio opening party. I added some Eucalyptus leaves I collected from my work. The results of the dyes are very pleasing. Please see some photos below:
Extra large heart shape pendant I wore today with the black and white blouse. I took a partial selfie of myself this morning!
In the dye batch I did both bundles and jar dyeing. After steaming the bundles I only left them overnight when I opened them. I'm happy how all the pieces turned out. I left the jars to stand for over a week before I opened them.
|Some of the pieces drying over the railing|
|Some lemon verbena, eucalyptus leaves and|
madder root pieces.
|Left cochineal. Right eucalyptus leaves|
and madder powder.
|Various eucalyptus leaves on silk.|
|Eucalyptus leaves on silk|
|Juvenile silver dollars on wool.|
|Eucalyptus silver dollars on wool.|
I invited Jacky to come over for stitching in my Tree House today. We are trying to get together once a month if we can. We stitched for most of the morning then went to lunch and coffee at my local mall. In the afternoon I took Jacky to the Waverley Antique Bazaar which she had not been to.
Jacky in the Tree House: I made us both a healthy drink with water melon, ginger with fresh mint. I also brewed us a pot of roasted green tea. We stitched and chatted for most of the morning. It was lovely to get together with Jacky again.
Jacky stitching her "red stitch for protection" a piece she has been working on. She added the word Tree House on her stitching as well.
Lucky find: I haven't posted any lucky finds for a while now so here is my lucky find this week. A Japanese tea pot with bamboo handle and indigo blue cherry blossoms on the side. It's a perfect tea pot for green tea. Do you want to know how much I paid for it? I paid $3.95 for it! It was really a lucky find!
I have been busy planning our around-the-world trip since the beginning of 2015. I'm happy that I will be meeting some of you during our travels. I wish I could visit you all, really!
Until next time