Friday, August 6, 2010

A Change of Scenery

Doesn't this look like it could be the eye of a giant tree needle?
While on Saltspring Island yesterday, I also found several species of Eucalyptus trees - and most importantly, lots of their dried leaves on the ground. Maybe I will use them to natural dye some of these fabrics I bought at the thrift shop and Stitches Quilt Shop. I am in love with the silk gauze on the left - gossamer light - like a stitched dream. And I think the fabric with the orange red bird is Japanese.

Here is one more scrap I bought that's undergoing a transformation:

I will not be posting for a few weeks, now. The Patchwork Beasts class ends this weekend and while I have enjoyed it, I also feel the need for a change of pace and less time online. Until then...


Sweetpea said...

ooooh, I've been very keen to dye with eucalyptus...what a lucky find for you! I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Enjoy your *pause* from online stuff, although I have a suspicion the stitching will certainly not pause :>]]

yvette said...

Sweetpea is so right...the stiching will not pause.
My vacation from blogging was very productive..

Yvonne said...

You are probably right about the continued stitching :)!

yvette said...

thank you for your lovely comment!
we ah's and oh's about each others works...this is good isn't it?

love and have a good blog vacation.

Cathy said...

Ahhhh...I just found your blog! Hope you are back soon. I not only took a blog break from my creation blog, but I temporarily deleted it! That was several months ago. I too found I needed the time away from the blog, but have also been struggling with the creation side. I'll be back I'm sure! I've never dyed with anything other than tea or coffee. Interesting.

Yvonne said...

Yvette, yes I love seeing how you and others are working and I did enjoy my break, thanks!

Cathy, welcome and a break from internet can be good sometimes and offer new perspective. There are so many possibilities for dyeing right in the kitchen.