Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Quiet day dyeing

DH was busy running errands today and DS was at work so I selected a few dyes and silk ribbons and got busy dyeing...forgetting to wear gloves I now have ugly purplish black fingernails. Can't wait for the doctor to inquire about them tomorrow :-)

I didn't dye very much, perhaps 50 or 75 yards. I always run out of purple and greens.....don't know why ;-0 Here are a few that I've ironed already.
This big jar of silk ribbons need to be ironed,organized and filtered out. I had better get busy....I hope to be finished before 2011! Oh my!

13 comments:

  1. Oh! Just look at all that yummy ribbon! It looks like a jar of gummy worms!

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  2. Hi Pat, I was thinking of you and your ribbons last night as I stitched on a project. I was using some green ribbon that I won from you in a contest sometime during the year. It was just mahhhhvelous! And along with it I was using Treenway silks, which were nowhere NEAR as nice as yours. Just wanted you to know. If you ever sell ribbons, COUNT ME IN!!! Have a wonderful New Year’s!! Hugs, Cathy

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  3. Those purples and greens look yummy. I am wondering what I am going to make. I'm thinking some kind of small purse. Wish I had that jar of ribbons to iron for me.
    Hugs, Pat

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  4. Oh jOy!!! Will they be listed anywhere? Just wondering, as I am all too eager to get back to creating and blogging again real soon, and your ribbon creations are so inspiring. p.s. ~ Fun fingers for physician curiosity! ~ Angela

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  5. I am always amazed at how much work and love you put into the hand dyed ribbons. I could not imagine ironing all that. Such lovely colours and the jelly beans too.

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  6. Oh my! Yucky fingernails! Like polishing silver without gloves too. But what results! The ribbons looks beautiful. I love how you have it all stuffed into the big jar. Hmmm...do I see jelly beans?
    Hugs, Diane

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  7. Any advice for those of us interested in dying our own ribbon?

    Thanks,
    Trisha Evans

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  8. Look at all those colours! Beautiful....

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  9. I KNOW why youy run short on purples aqnd greens!! Theyw ork so beautifully together especailly in your wonderful work!!
    iam doing some dyeing today- some vintage linens for a big upcoming project!!! sEND SOME GOOD DYE VIBES MY WAY!!!!!
    Happy New Year and thanks for sending me to bed- I did go for as long as I could stand it- about 6 hours, but it helped!! I can't let a silly cold get in my way, too much!!!!!

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  10. Hi Pat,
    I was smiling as I read about your nails... Me too sometimes! I think we get so enthused we forget the gloves..
    Your ribbon is so lovely... I am using some myself right now...YEP!! still trying to do crazy patch!
    HappyNew Year
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie
    PS.. it is raining here! snow is going way! yeah!

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  11. Your hand-dyed ribbon is wonderful, Pat! Have you ever thought of dyeing yarn? (Like you need another hobby, right?) Have a wonderful New Year!

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  12. Hi Pat. You are certainly being super productive as you close out 2010. Happy Healthy Creative and Blessed year to you...

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  13. Oh, your dyed ribbons make my fingers itch to stitch! Gorgeous! I need to dye some too. Running low on my favorite color, PINK!

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