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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Busy Day with some old and some new - -


I finished my travel project.  It is Shepherds Bush Get Scared.  It was a fun stitch.  I was able to test out my new fancy wooden hoop.  I like it.  I am glad to have this done but now I have to figure out what is next to travel with.

I have also been continuing on Isle of Hope.   The pile of blankets are two quilts are done.  Then I moved on to the next row which has the heart.  This project goes rather quickly I suppose because it isn't very wide.

In 2004 I stitched this piece.  It is a sampler and I stitched it on an overdyed fabric.  The border was done with Jelly Bean overdyed floss.  I hated it.  The dark fabric just swallowed the whole design.  I was about to pitch it in the trash when I decided to toss it in some water with bleach.  Yes, bleach.  The next photo shows what happened.

How is that for a difference.  Now I can at least use the design or frame it.  It took a lot of courage to pour the bleach but I think it came out pretty good.  I have been chatting with internet friends about this project and decided to share it on the blog as well.

3 comments:

viv said...

Amazing what happened as a result of the bleach. How did you get the idea to do it? Congrats on another finish and the progress on your other project. I have a project where you dip half of the fabric in bleach to make a sky and garden. I was scared to prepare the fabric and nothing had been stitched on it yet.

Faith... said...

It looks amazing! I would have been scared to death to pour bleach on it!

Christine said...

It is amazing how it looks like nothing happened to the floss with the bleach. Congrats on another finish! :)