The weather has been erratic and we've had to make the most of the dry times to be in the garden and the wet times to do things indoors. When it's been dry it's been hot and humid, not ideal for any work.
I have been stitching, however, and I have been dyeing. Tuesday was an embroidery workshop at Country Roads Quilters and I was pleased with my progress. I blogged about the preparation for this workshop here and now I can share some actual stitching. It was useful to learn a few tips to keep stitches regular and even but it wasn't the sort of stitching I usually do.
This is more like my usual stitching:
A parcel from George Weil arrived so I mordanted a lot of fabric in preparation for when the urge to dye strikes me, or when I find some wonderful potential dye material. Exactly that happened earlier in the week when DD, Sara, gave me some eucalyptus prunings. The mordanted cloth wasn't ready so I made silk bundles and steamed them, this is at the beginning, here's hoping…
Whatever you do this weekend, I wish you a good one, and I hope next week goes a little more slowly!