Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 12 - Debbie's Challenge

Hello beautiful friends! Well so far so good! I've managed to keep up with this sal  in memory of Debbie.
And Thank you for your lovely comments.
Today's new start "Sizzle" by Just Nan. This is a kit dated 2008 which I acquired last Spring from an online phone search (a needlework shop) - and it was half off. This kit has 3 parts to it: a double sided pin wheel and the topping for a round tin.
I am stitching the pin wheel first which has 2 different motifs - one for each side. Also a cute tin is included in the kit.

2008 "sizzle" by Just Nan 
28ct Monaco evenweave hand dyed by me pale blue, DMC theads

This requires 28ct meadow mist linen. I did not have it. I looked through my stash and did have 28ct Monaco evenweave but it was white. I decided to hand dye it.

 I used a color blue dye and as soon as I dipped the fabric I took it right out. Results gave me a hint of blue colored fabric. I am very pleased. I took this photo without flash so you can hopefully see just the hint of tone change. Oh and I had dyed another piece of fabric that didn't turn out but I will definitively keep in my stash. It was 28ct Irish linen (tea colored looking) and dipped that in blue dye and got a grayish tone - kind of like confederate grey linen. But moving on...

My progress of stitching for the evening. Not bad considering I also hand dyed my fabric late tonight:)
Thank you so much for your visit. With love and appreciation - Annette

15 comments:

Lee said...

well done on your dying the fabric. How do you set the dye?
another good start

Carol said...

You're doing an amazing job of keeping up with so many new starts, Annette! Another pretty choice and I love the color of the fabric you dyed :)

Vickie said...

You got the perfect shad dyed. Looking good.

Angela P said...

A great new start!

Sally said...

What a beautiful new start. Love your hand dyed fabric.

Ali said...

What a pretty new start and well done you on dyeing the fabric. Iam much too wimpy to even try! Ali x

Linda said...

Love the dyed fabric. Something I would love to try but to chicken. Pretty new start.

Linda

Hetti said...

WOW Annette, I like Debbie's Challenge SAL very much, what a lovely idea. All your starts of stitching are so various and beautiful and I love the patterns :-))
XXX Hetti

Frances N said...

Your dyed fabric is lovely! You did a great job! This will be so pretty when finished!!
You are doing a great job with so many pretty things started! What fun!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is going to be just lovely!

Giovanna said...

Great new start - enjoy!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

another CUTIE Annette :)

Brigitte said...

Great new start again, Annette. And it's amazing what you were able to stitch in one evening - besides doing the dying. Great job!

Anna Zont said...

Great! Jn is beautiful as ever! I am also going to stitch it.

Deb said...

Great job on fabric dying!
Sweet project!