Saturday, July 5, 2014

QC6 Day 6

Today was much cooler and quite windy all day.  I got a few things done this morning before heading to Moultonborough for the library used book sale and Center Harbor for a stop at Keepsake Quilting. (Yes, we were just there on Tuesday.) I don't know if you can see the white caps on the lake but they were quite big compared to the calmness just 2 days ago.  I washed some 5" squares and hung them to dry - it was a great day for drying fabric on the line.

I found just a few things at the book sale - mostly embroidery design books for inspiration.  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is a book that was recently recommended, so was glad to find that.  And the prize - Zucchini 75 Ways!

On the way back, we stopped to pick up some lobsters for dinner at Bart's Seafood.  It's just a roadside stop with an eclectic collection of rusty stuff by the entrance.  But a typical New England scene.

I did some more studio work when we got back.  One thing I did was try out a product called Color Magnet.   It is a dye attractant that you apply to fabric before dyeing  and those places should be darker than the rest, making a tone on tone fabric.  I used thermofax screens to print all-over designs.  In these pictures it is wet from the application.  We'll see how it turns out tomorrow.

A quirky thing about New Hampshire is the things you see along the road.  Here's one example.  There's a barn we pass that has always had a giraffe head in one of the windows.  A few years ago, there was a new addition - a baby giraffe! 

This year, we're back to just the momma giraffe. But in the window to the left there is a new addition.  I believe she's wearing a military helmet.

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