Sunday, February 5, 2017

Finally Playing With Wool.

On Elliot's birthday, he had two rainbows. These were in the front yard in the afternoon. The really good ones in the back yard were in the morning. This was such a great rainbow that people were stopping in front to take pictures. It looks like it is just right in the front yard. It was just pouring. We have a whole week of rain in the forecast this next week. I was so afraid that we would have a February like in the past with not a single bit for rain the whole month. So I am so thankful for these storms.

This week, I decided that I haven't played with wool very much this new year. I needed reds and blues. I got out my dye and went through that great little book called Antique Colors for Primitive Rugs by Emma Lou Lais and Barbara Carroll.

I used the dye #12 Emma Lou's Favorite Red.

I over dyed most of them. I can't wait to start a little heart rug that Ron drew out for me. I just have to hook something with red hearts in February.

I also dyed some blues.
Only for the blues I used the Dusty Old Dye Book by Karen Kahle. I need to order new dye packets and I was using what I had.

There is something that just settles me and makes me calm and peaceful and relaxed. I hope you have a lovely new week. Valentines Day will be here before you know it.


Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

Maori Proverb


Rugs and Pugs said...

That is my favorite dye book!!!
The reds are good, but those blues are to "dye" for. I have the Dusty Dye Book, too. I need to find it. Now I want to dye some wool, but doctor appointments Monday & Tuesday, lunch with a friend Wednesday. Geez. Even in retirement it's hard to find
Hugs :)

annie said...

I honestly love colors!
They are joys to me pretty much wherever I come upon them!
Blue and red are my two most favorite ones.
Hope to see your hearts when you are finished!

acorn hollow said...

I worked getting a pattern together I need to pull some wool too. Love love love your colors

Julia said...

How so very sweet of Ron to draw a heart rug for you. I bet he would even love to hook also. Men are good at it. After all he's very artistic. Enjoy your new rug.

I love those prim colors. They are relaxing to look at.

I'm glad you're getting lots of rain. Your lawn and plants will love it.

Three Sheep Studio said...

It brings a smile to my face to see stacks of yummy dyed wool - now the dreaming starts !
How amazing are those rainbows??

Empty Nester said...

There is always comfort to be found here. I feel more relaxed after reading your posts. :) That rainbow is beautiful and I love the colors of the wool you dyed! Can't wait to see the heart rug!

Pom Pom said...

I love the red! Hook away and make a lovely heart!
I do like Valentine's Day mostly because of all the red, but the actual day my hubby will be gone and I will babysit. That's good. I might eat chocolate.
Yes, cozy wool days are wonderful! I can't wait to see what you hook!

Christine said...

Wow! Two very clear rainbows for Elliott!
Those red wools are just wonderful for Valentine's Day projects, Kim!
Have lots of fun!

Kim said...

Ooo love those reds. I have that same dye book

baili said...

i really enjoyed my visit here!
what a MARVELOUS rainbow is shown here.
glad that this book helped you to chose even better colors .
this sunset is so soothing and peaceful. glad you shared dear!

Gumbo Lily said...

I like that "overdyed" red wool. It'll be fun to see your heart rug. Hooray for the rains! PTL!

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with these pieces. I can imagine how wonderful the wool feels. It must be very satisfying to accomplish the dyeing and over-dyeing and end up with beautiful colors to work with.

Debbie said...

i am happiest when i am creating something crafty!! the wools are beautiful colors!!!