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Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Patio Table Covers

I had off work on Tuesday for Cesar Chavez Day and I took the opportunity to go shopping for oil cloth for the patio tables. They are both wood and have really seen better days. It gets pretty grungy out on the patio and the tables need to be wiped off a lot. I also needed a nice work surface for dyeing and working outside.

Oil cloth - sounds like old people, doesn't it? Well, I guess I am old now - old enough to collect social security. And it does look a bit like maw and paw kettle's place out there, I know. But I don't have enough places to put things so they have to hide from me in plain sight. It's amazing how you forget to see the stuff that is right in front of your face when you have to look at it everyday. After I took these pictures I straightened it up a bit but really, there's only so much I can do out there without getting rid of stuff.

I also had time on Tuesday to handpaint some bamboo roving with ProChem MX Dyes:


Handpainted bamboo roving


















Light is a bit flat, last light of the day but isn't this flower lovely?



















The light's a little better in this one.















































































































































1 comment:

ReluctantDragon said...

I understand the hiding in plain sight! It's funny how much you can get used to being there an not really notice.

The roving looks so bright and fun! Will you show it again once it's spun?

Beautiful flower! Irises are one of my favorites.