Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday, Day 2, Unplugged

Today, the temptation became greater to turn on the computer, but I put if off till dinnertime. At that time, I justified it because I had to see if there were any additional orders to pack.

By 2 PM on Saturday, we had finished an amazing amount of yard work - we weeded all around the pond, Oldtimer mowed and trimmed, we cut back the shrubbery and Rose of Sharon trees in the front garden. We made three trips to the mulch pile, had a nice lunch, another nap in the sun, and a lovely dinner on the deck. I began the book The Borgia Bride, did two more loads of laundry, and did some general picking up around the house. I also had a long, luxurious conversation with my daughter and granddaughter.

Today was create day. Olivia's three pairs of "bloomers" are ready to ship out, I've costumed and re-costumed the green doll, dyed some cheesecloth and harem cloth, and worked on some new journal pages. Pizza for dinner, and THEN the computer came on so I could pack fragrance orders. I now have 118 emails to wade through, and a couple of blogs to check.
Here's some of what I worked on today - first, additional background pages for the journal pages we swapped on CPS, as I want mine a little fatter. This will all be trimmed down to 5 X 7.
These are the fabrics I dyed using Dye-Na-Flow:
Above, bleached harem cloth; below, cheesecloth.

And here's the green girl. Please note in the second picture the dyed velvet layer of her skirt, which she soundly rejected.


Shashi Nayagam said...

Looks like you had lots of fun. Those colours are yum and your doll costume is looking beautiful

Judi Wellnitz said...

Those all look great -love the vivid greens! I'll take the velvet skirt if your doll doesn't want it, LOL.

Kai said...

I enjoyed your weekend posts so much I found myself reading through both of them several times. We DO become slaves to our computers! I'm going to take a page from YOUR book, my friend, & GIVE MYSELF A BREAK ON WEEKENDS!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Sue - I just came visiting as a result of your email on Fibreand Stitch. I like art blogs that have life happening as well and I was not disappointed with yours!! I just made my 16 year old son read your post about your Mum and your baby brother's ears - it had made me laugh out laugh (it is the sort of thing I would do) and I think it has hepled my son see that I am not alone in my weirdness!! Fantastic blog - you have such a great way of writing. I'll be back for sure.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

What a fun post! True, true true... PC's are time suckers and boy have I been online now 1-2 hours soaking up the posts of others when I NEED to be sewing!!! lol Art on! xo, Monica

Linda Fleming said...

Your unplugged weekend looks like it went very well- all that beautiful creating. I know I spend way too much time on the computer- cut way back for awhile, but now am back to where I started-LOL!