Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Over Dyed

after a few false starts

the background is nearly finished

Mom has a spot on the wall

in her sewing room picked out

for display

one of the false starts

was the wool on the left

over dyed and not quite

the right shade

looks a little too green

so I dug through all my containers of wool

and found the perfect as-is yardage

hundreds of skeins of light, bright and ugly floss

over dyed with RIT tan dye

and wound on to my frugal spools

(some were gifted to me-some cut from cards I've received)

ready for punching and stitching

Melrose still likes this cozy warm spot

when he's sound asleep Olivia sneaks up

to sniff his paws and tail

poised to run if he wakes up though...


WoolenSails said...

The rug is beautiful, your mom will love it.
I need to get motivated today, need to think of another small project.


Jacque. said...

Another fabulous rug. Lucky Mom. Melrose is one handsome dude!

HomeSpunPrims said...

OOOOOooooo, love the rug Kelley! Your mom is going to enjoy it. I have some of the background wool you used and it's a good one. Great idea for winding your over dyed floss. And Melrose is such a handsome boy. I can just see Olivia sneaking up on him!! Hugs, Lori

Unknown said...

Love your rug, glad you could find a background color in your stash! Wish I had that large of a stash to shop in! Thanks for sharing. ~Ann

Sandi said...

Another wonderful rug, Kelley! you're mom will adore it, I'm sure...


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Cute little pattern!!

Cathy G. said...

Your rug for your Mom is sweet as pie! Perfect background wool is always a nice thing to have! That's what I am having trouble keeping in my stash....especially the lighter shades.
Olivia and Melrose always bring a smile when reading their antics....... cute babies!!
Cathy G

Cat Haven Craft House said...

Kelley, the rug is cat-tastic! I'm sure your mom will absolutely love it!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Kelley, I am loving the big black cat in the rug design. It's going to be lovely and
your mom is a lucky gal.
Warm Regards,

Laurie sowthacres said...

Love, love, love the rug - beautiful background!! The thread in the bowl is a fantastic idea too!! A pat on the head for Melrose and those glowing eyes!!

Brenis said...

Gorgeous!! Now I wanna hook!!! :D

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Awesome Kelley! Lucky Mom :)
Love that wool, I know which one that is. looks great as is!