Sunday, 27 June 2010


A lovely Sunday sitting in the garden reading my CPS and doing a bit of hand stitching. When the football started I went indoors to do some work on my flower panel, as my house is a football free zone unlike my neighbours!
Anna (Serendipity) said this morning, that she doesn't use much green, I have found out that yellow is the colour that I tend not to use. I had thought it might be green, until I looked at my thread and button box! So, anyway I had to dye some more sheers in the microwave as I didn't have enough lemon yellows, and managed to get enough different shades. Threw in some white buttons with the sheers, and as the green dye was on the side from Friday night decided to do some buttons in that mix too.

After our evening meal, hubby thought it would be a good idea to have a shandy on the deck and watch the sun go down. I took out my flower panel so that I could do some basting on it.
When.........................he knocked my pint of shandy all over the water soluble onto which I had drawn my pattern. Even though I moved quickly to remove my work from the wet, the last 10" of pattern has become distressed. I shall be able to redraw the pattern, so it is not as bad as it could have been.

This is the dry end of my panel, I hope to start machine stitching Wednesday night. I can only place the fabrics in daylight as it is hard to get the right shading under artificial light.


Miriam Weaver said...

Oh Sharne, I gasped as I read this blog! I bet it wasn't only the pattern that was distressed.

Anonymous said...

Glad the mishap was salvageable - this piece is going to look very scrumptious, can't wait!

Linda said...

This looks like it's going to be wonderful Sharne. I wish you well with it, now that it's got some 'history'. Perhaps another shandy might be in order before you start..........LOL......good luck with the stitching.

Diane Kelsey said...

Poor hubby, he will be in the dog house for a while! Glad it's not ruined.

Linda said...

Intrigued by all your recent blog posts...microwave dying, buttons thrown in, water soluble stuff....its all very inspiring!
Linda x