Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dyeing Fabric

This was rather interesting. I had dyed this piece of fabric with golden yellow and then with tangerine. I hadn't used the dye sticks that I had purchased a while back so I used the plastic board you see for a rubbing board under the fabric and I thought it made a interesting design.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Discharge and Dyed Fabric

This is a piece of silk noil that I had dyed with olive drab procion dye. I did it twice because I didn't like the color and still didn't. So I took a brush with discharge paste and now I like it and one of these days it will get made up in something.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tye Dye T Shirts

Did some more tye dye on shirts. This one was with Better Black and it was wonderful how the dye separated with some mauve color.

This one I used Robin Blue, Colbat Blue and Imperial Purple.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Some more silk screening. I am having so much fun with the silk screens. I replaced the sleeves with lace that stretched one way.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Discharge and Dyed Fabrics

This is a jacket I made from my dyed fabrics that I did with procion dye. The main part is red wine dye. The collar and sleeves are Better Black. The sleeves are done in free motion to give them a quilted look. They were just muslin to begin with. The collar you can't see the detail, but it is stamped with Fabrico stamp pad ink with a rubber stamp, a toilet roll and a half of a coconut.
This black t-shirt was silk screened with discharge paste.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Continuation of Creative Endeavor

When I was in a train station they had many magazine so I wanted to see what was going on in europe in the creative world. This magazine is from England and had many interesting art works. The cover has a necklace that was done with a mold and looks very unique. The page that is open is picture done in fabric.

While I was on my trip I bought yarn to make socks. They had some beautiful yarns. They are from Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Germany and Norway. The sock that I have gotten one made for my husband Jim is cashmere from Italy and feels so soft on his foot. He is anxiously waiting for the other one.

Creative Endeavor

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The End of our Trip

Our trip ended in Bergen Norway which was a wonderful fishing village. The fish market was to die for. They had great ice cream too.

These are a bunch of dried ludifisk the I remember my Norwegian step Mother loved so much.
Our trip home was with a eight hour lay over in Frankfurt Germany and into San Francisco. We were very tried, but still amazed at the sights that we had seen.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Norway was next

The Fjords were breath taking. We just couldn't believe our eyes.

Friday, July 17, 2009

More of Sweden

The cruise ended at Stockholm. It was one of my favorite places. I really liked the style of the buildings.

This is some of the locks that we went through on the boat on our way to Stockholm.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Goto Canal in Sweden

The boat was restored and was built in 1878. We spent four days and three nights on the boat. There were 66 locks to go through. We left from Gotenburg and ended in Stockholm.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Flowers in Sweden

Wild lupines were all along the sides of the roads.
My very favorite lilacs were in bloom. Some colors I had never seen before.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Many herbs right on the sidewalk at a little market looked very inviting.

Yes, she was there for us to look at.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A look at London

You can still make a land telephone call in London.
Big Ben struck 4:00 in the afternoon when we were there.
Everyone has to see the palace. It sure is grand looking.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Trip to Europe included five countries.

I feel very blessed, with the help of my Dad my husband and I were able to spend three weeks in europe. What a trip. It was so very beautiful and every country showed us their beautiful spring flowers and new leaves on their trees.

This was Ireland. We rented a car and the roads were so narrow and driving on the other side then we are used to makes it a challenge.

My husband surprised me and rented a old thatched roof cottage that had been passed down through three generations for four days. The thatched roof houses are disappearing, so this was quite special.
This was the garage.