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The Dye Pot- Petunias

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A friend of mine gave me a bag of petunias she had dead-headed. They were a deep violet with a white stripe. I'm not sure of the name. I immediately thought of the dye pot!

I chose a muslin and a sheer mystery fabric. The mystery fabric is not silk, hence the name.

I boiled the petunias in a vinegar bath for a half hour, then added the cloth for another half hour.
I then turned off the pot and let it sit overnight. The pictures above are the result. The first picture
is the muslin, it turned out a lovely shade of rose. The mystery fabric (second picture) turned out
a dusty gray, it's a lovely shade that does not show up well in the photo.

The fabrics were heat set and are now ready for different art projects.

In the Studio- Fairy Door

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I have wanted a fairy door for my garden for quite some time now. I have seen some wonderful
doors on pinterest. So I thought I would paint one for my garden.

I painted it with acrylic paints on wood. There are small vines and flowers around the door. I plan
on adding a garden path and some miniature plants around it.

I used 2 coats of varnish, front, back and sides- to protect it from the weather. I used wood glue to
attach it to the fence post.

If you are interested in a fairy door, let me know.

Quiet Reflection Sunday-Memorial Day

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And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.


Lee Greenwold

In My Studio- Bird House

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Painted a birdhouse this week. There are forget-me-knots on the bottom and daisies on the
top. A fun little project.
Also working on a fairy door for my garden. I will post pics when finished.

Have a great weekend.


Quiet Reflection Sunday-Nature

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I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.


John Burroughs

Quiet Reflection Sunday-Mothers Day

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Mama was the greatest teacher,
a teacher of compassion,
love and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower,
than my mother is that
sweet flower of love.


Stevie Wonder


There are all kinds of Mothers in this world. May you all be blessed.

Quiet Reflection Sunday

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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
It's about learning to dance in the rain


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