Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year


Well we really did intend to watch the big ball drop but the Blues Brothers was on and that was so good, we missed the ball. LOL, this was probably a much better way to ring in the New Year anyway. Phil and JT went to the movies and I have dyeing wool all afternoon. I have a sample of yarn from a good customer that you would think would be so easy to match. We decided it was chartruese (sp) and when I dyed wool that color, it came out fluorescent yellow. Hmm, not what we had intended. I added some Key Lime green which gave me yet another pretty color but still not the right one. I finally made a pot of chartruese with some dark gold in it. Very close so I dyed 2 ounces which is what fits into my pot. Went to dye the last 2 ounces and the dye was not exhausted but had really lightened in color so I added some more green and gold and it is sitting overnight. Last check was fluorescent green. Hopefully I can get the 4 ounces she needs but I am going to have lots of dyed green wool, all merino if anyone needs some. Just ask and I will send a photo.

I also set up my embellisher today but haven't played with it yet. I have the clay station all set up for our clay night, which was supposed to be this morning but I overslept. We may have to put this off until tomorrow. The guys are going to love making these little odd dolls.

Hope you all had a good start to the New Year. I have been going back over the old year in my head and it is amazing how far I have come. I have learned about marketing, social media and all sorts of things I never even thought of the year before. We are blessed that Phil's health while still a mystery, seems to be better. Jonathan is doing so well in school this year, it is amazing. The dogs are hanging in there, hopefully Jack's ACLs will stay repaired this year and Harley will have no more tumors. Larking will continue to be the king of all he sees. We have been really lucky in so many ways, you have only got to believe that it is only going to get better this year. Thanks to all of you who follow me and I hope to get to know all of you better!

4 comments:

Teresa said...

Trying to dye to match a color is SO tough. Kudos to you for trying and succeeding!

I've got dyeing on my mind too!

FiberArtisttoo said...

well, I have 2 oz right, now I need 2 more. Am thinking of bringing out the carder and trying to blend some of these greens and yellows together. At least it will be yet again another color . I just got a dye named salmon pink and I hope to play with it soon. Sounds beautiful doesn't it?

Myfanwy said...

If you want a recommendation re the embellisher you may like to look here.

http://jansmusing.blogspot.com/2009/12/snow-and-gifts-and-cards-and-dvd.html

Happy embellishing

FiberArtisttoo said...

Myfanwy,
I not only looked at your site but ordered your video. It looks good!
Thanks for the heads up.