Coming down the last stretch...

So I am grumpy. Really grumpy. Today is day three of my pre-op diet. Tomorrow is hospital. The bright side of it all though is after tomorrow I AM DONE. *crosses fingers* I am not letting another person get near me with a needle or any other sharp object for a lo-o-o-ong time *hehe*
I have been keeping busy though to keep my mind off things. Remember how I said I was going to re-dye my t-shirt rug as i didn't like the colors...well here it is! I really like how it turned out. This is so much more what I had in mind in the first place.

Now I also tried to dye that poor stained sweater and it soaked up a load of dye. I thought it was going to turn out perfect...but it was a dud. I didnt make it dark enough so it really hasnt changed much at all. I think I am going to have to go black on it. Which is ok...I do like to wear black. D says throw it away but its nice and big and warm...why would I do that?

I still havent got the trick for a nice rich red either. I dyed another piece of gauze to felt onto and threw a tshirt in there for good measure...I got more pink. For a girl who doesnt really care for pink I sure have a lot of it around. I think I have the solution though...as soon as I get more soda ash those babies are going to be red...no matter what!

I tried out my turquoise and it looks fantastic...just the color I was wanting. A little of the dark color leaked onto it from the sweater but I really like the effect it made.

Last but not least I am getting close to finishing the embroidery part of my celestial paisley piece. After that I have plans for a next step. I may start on that today instead of finishing the embroidery...then work on the embroidery in bed...since I am looking forward to a few days in bed *sigh*

I am liking the way it looks. It IS my favorite subject matter though ^.^

Hope you are having a wonderful week...and I hope the sun shines on you all!
5 comments on "Coming down the last stretch..."
  1. Your rug turned out fantastic! After I finish my quilt, I'm probably going to start some new rugs. The rugs I had also fell victim to Lola the puppy (like my holey blankets).

  2. Wow this is deeeelicious...great color, style..beeeutifull..!!I found you from colorfuldayz..Nice to meet you..!! Robin

  3. Gosh, that rug turned out great!

  4. Wish you all the best for the op and time in hospital! I'm thinking of you. Get well soon!

  5. I just discovered you through Jude's blog. Your embroidery is so beautiful. I will be back. Hope your procedure in the hospital goes well.