Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trying out a new technique yesterday.  I had some 100% silk scarves I had purchased a couple years ago that I had been wanting to dye.  I also had purchased some silk paints that didn't go very well the first time I tried them, but since they were here thought I'd try them again.   This is my first silk scarf done with the silk dyes.  

Loving watercolor as much as I do I really like the way this scarf came out.  Not necessarily my colors but springtime-ish and cheerful.  They kind of look like waterlilies to me.  What do you think?

These colors are muted and not too bright.  I was surprised as they looked so much darker as they were being painted on.

In a more recent post there's a picture of a scarf a friend did last weekend.  I love it too!  We may decide to do a few projects for the craft show this summer.  You will only get to see the pictures if (IF) they turn out.

Stay tuned!

Have any of you ever wondered about all the chem trails in the sky these days?  We have been noticing them for months now.  When I got up this morning around 6:30 am I saw this out my window.  The sun was just coming up and it was really pretty, but how dangerous can these things be?  They float through the sky getting bigger and bigger.  These are not the old airplane vapor trails we used to see, but they keep enlarging until our blue sunny skies are over cast and gray.

Our Great Pyr Bella seems to be feeling better.  The surgical vet examined her this week and said both her knee caps were sliding off her knees going to one side or the other.  Usually they will just slide off one way, but her ligaments in her back legs are so weak the knee cap slides either way ... both legs.  No wonder the poor girl is in a bad mood from time to time.  That really must hurt.  He didn't think surgery was necessary right now.  He thought we could wait a while and we have put her on glucosamine, Boswellia Extract, collagen and an herbal supplement for inflammation with an emergency painkiller of rymedyl just in case she needs it.  She seems to be doing fine for the moment.

BTW, my white scarf is now ready to use.  And it turned out just as I'd hoped, nice and soft with lots of gentle draping.  This just may be a good one to enter in our fair this fall.


Sue W. said...

First, the silk "watercolor" scarf turned out great! And, yes, I agree - waterlilies.
Poor Bella - I hope the natural remedies help her. It sure sucks to get old.
Be sure to get a shot of the white scarf - sounds beautiful!
We don't get any chem trails here. Have never seen one.
Today it is supposed to go up to 46 degrees here. I never thought, when I lived in CA, that I would be happy for anything above 30. Times sure change.
I've been, for the last week, attempting to keep to a regime of rowing, some brain exercises ( - I do the free ones), 5 min of baoding ball exercising and then stretching in the evening. It's not too hard to keep to this yet, as I have nothing else to do. It's better than sitting and staring at the wall, which is literally what I have been doing for the past year.
Spring is coming!

Sheryl at WovenDreamsFarm said...

Hey Sue. Thanks for liking my silk scarf. haven't decided what I'm going to do with it yet but I like it too. I have posted a picture of the white scarf on the previous post. Thanks for asking. 46 degrees is only an indication Spring is right around both our corners. WooHoo. And keep up the exercises, they are not only good for our bodies, but for our minds. Strenuous exercise is recommended by my Doc for depression. Have a great day!