Lots of random things going on around here. I’ve gotten 2 days off mulch duty because Chris needed the truck to haul wood. Yesterday was dyeing day but I got a late start. We have someone here replacing some damaged siding and all of our shutters. He’s a young guy and while he was on the ladder he dropped his drill. He twisted to catch it and apparently twisted his back. First he cam in asking if we had a drill bit he could use since his broke when the drill fell. Ten minutes later he was in asking for ibuprophen. Twenty minutes after that he barely hobbled in to sit down. He had no idea what happened.
Well, welcome to my world kid you get to spend the next 4 – 7 days laying on the floor while your back muscles stop screaming at you. I felt really bad for him but it was kind of funny too. I think he thought he was dying. I got ice on him while he figured out how to get home. He said he would see me Friday. We’ll see about that.
Meanwhile I decided to tackle this. This is my bin of dyed fabric swatches. When I’m designing a new palette or gradient these are what I use and I’ve had them stored in this bin forever. It doesn’t work but I’ve been really stymied to come up with a good idea.
The swatches correspond to pages in my dye recipe book. I decided that I would try organizing them to correspond to pages in the book.
It took about 3 hours to get them all sorted out but here it is.
Some envelopes are more full than others. The 20 envelope, for example, are all the colors made starting with orange and light red. I’ve created lots of colors from this combo by combining a third color. Hopefully this new process will work.
The biggest news of yesterday is that my new roll of Quilter’s Dream Blend arrived so I can get my shibori Grandmother’s Choice quilt loaded and start quilting today!
But first a walk in the yard to see the new iris in bloom!