Friday, December 5, 2014

- 'Tis the season to be making ...

This is a bit of vinegar rusted cloth that I pulled off recently ...


However, having just read that adding different kinds of tea to vinegar will push rust into different colors, I'm looking forward to more experiments ... with thanks to Lotta Helleburg's blog post that alerted me to Jennifer Coyne Qudeen's rust work.

And while I won't be posting as frequently for the next couple of weeks, I won't been idle ... it's just that showing in process and finished projects might spoil Xmas surprises, although I don't think I'm giving too much away with this sneak peek ...


I'm also looking forward to finding the time to blog about a stitch that developed while working on this gift ...


Last, but not least, while checking out the latest treasures at the Bower Bird, I couldn't resist two $10 finds that asked to come home with me ...


The book is mid-1930s vintage, with amazing plates like this one ...























Felt pads have been placed on the tile so it can serve as a trivet without damaging the dining room table ... meanwhile, the book is occupying the coffee table in the living room while I ponder how best to make use of it.

13 comments:

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

that tile is something else, completely get why you could not resist this temptation!

the rust circle turned out well, didn't know 'bout tea-vinegar ratios mattering, didn't know they were a good dye mix at all, if I'm honest, so thanks for yet another bit of dyeing info plus those two links, am definitely going to check those out.....wonder what the blocks and frame are for?? am intrigued by grid fabric.................

Liz Ackert said...
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Liz Ackert said...

I love practical/useful things that are beautiful ... I'm glad the tile spoke to you, too.
As for the grid, I'm mapping my world ... one latitude at a time

Dana said...

What a beautiful illustration in your wildflower book! I can see why you couldn't resist. I'm looking forward to watching the process with your projects. I, too, am wondering about the blocks and frame.

Liz Ackert said...

I'm so bad though ... shopping for Xmas and I end up buying something for myself. Sigh.

Dana said...

I'm so glad I have never done that. Pay no attention to the extra shopping bag.

jude said...

you seem a busy bee

Liz Ackert said...

Doing kantha while waiting to see if I will be selected for a criminal trial jury ...

Mo Crow said...

such a beautiful old botanical book !

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

hahahahahaha!!

wonder how often that happens? happens to me too btw

Liz Ackert said...

Laughing with you and Saskia ... laughter feels ever so good right now

Liz Ackert said...

It is ... I will have to share more of the plates as they are so much of that time period ... really wonderful

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