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Archive for August 11th, 2008

Rust, Quilt Show Swag and Gratuitous Cute Puppy Pics

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Let’s start with the puppy. Lisa is visiting with Wilfredo, her adorable Chihuahua.

We had a family BBQ tonight, and he enjoyed the sweet corn, seasoned with chile powder and cumin — he even has Mexican taste buds.

My only problem with Wilfredo is his penchant for doing his poops right under my design wall. I don’t know if it is the large open space or his opinion of my work!

Last night, I took my rust dyed scarf out of its most recent dye bath. It got some really great marks. Lisa loves it and I am afraid she may abscond with it.


I had some fun shopping at APNQ. Here are some Japanese textiles that I love.

New thread is always a treat. Notice the turquoise and brown thread. I am planning a quilt for our bedroom to go with that thread.

And, I look forward to checking in with Elin Noble and buying some of her hand-dyed perle cotton.

I also found lutradur and beautiful cheese cloth for dyeing. I have to figure out what one does with lutradur.

I have thought about buying Jeanne Williamson’s book, and after I thumbed through it, I knew I had to have it for the inspiration she offers for doing the work.

M & M are sleeping over so they can spend more time with Aunt Lisa. Steph brought a copy of her book for me to see. It is really beautiful and well written. They have a section where comments from some readers of their blog are listed. I was thrilled to find a comment that I had made.