Saturday, January 31, 2009

Busy Day Today

I have so many cool things to do today that I actually had to make a list! I left my school work on my desk so I wouldn't get sucked into the vortex of grading, etc. Four things on my list:
First, take the bags pictured below and iron the crap out of them to make Alisa Burke's paper.

Second: Take the doodled flowers that came from directions in Alma Stoller's Soulcraft Zine and finish my black and white Rolodex cards for a swap in my Yahoo group. Here is the before picture of my supplies:

And my favorite project for today:DYEING MUSLIN! After school the other day I went to the local Wal-Mart that still carries fabric and purchase an entire bolt of unbleached muslin and every color of dye they carried. I haven't worked with the liquid dye yet so we'll see. I got every color they had to see if I can mix the colors in the Dec/Jan issue Quilting Arts article by Judy Coates Perez. Jane has a project for us tomorrow using the dyed fabric. The before picture of 21 yards of muslin and 17 packages/bottles of Rit dye:

Now, I'm off to work!


Jane Eileen said...

UHoh! Looks like I better be coming up with a project before she gets here tomorrow!
I can't wait to see ALL the finished projects on your list. I wanna run away from cleaning at my house to be at yours today.

crimsoncat05 said...

Goog God, Penney, you have been really busy!! I can't wait to see what you do with all the dyed muslin; the colors are luscious!! (now I'm off to April's blog to get a sneak peek of the Touch of Gold book!!) I definitely have to check out that plastic bag paper, too... I get tons of bags every time we go to the store, and it would be nice to use them for something rather than just recycling them.