Saturday, February 07, 2009

Vonna's Recipe

After seeing so many others working on "Lo How A Rose" from Brightneedle, I decided this would be the project I take with me when I go out of town next week. I didn't really have the right color fabric on hand though and I'm determined to stitch as much from my stash as possible. Then it hit me -- I could create the right color fabric simply by following Vonna's basting and baking instructions. A pot of coffee and 4 bags of tea later - voila! I have fabric that is perfect for this Brightneedle project. Here are a couple of photos to give you some idea as to what I ended up with (I started with a cream colored Cashel - the last photo started out as Potato Lugana!) The first photo is the piece I will use for Lo...



A lovely ornament arrived from Julianne yesterday - check it out! I believe this a Prairie Schooler design, is it not? Beautifully stitched, nicely finished - it's going to look wonderful on the tree! Thank you Julianne!

17 comments:

Dianne said...

Beautiful fabric for a beautiful project! I look forward to seeing it progress

Melissa said...

Hi Cathy!
Your fabric is great. I tried Vonna's recipe too. I just loved doing it, and I've been saving up my Michael's coupons to buy more of that MCG evenweave. Looking forward to seeing your stitching on Lo.

Love the ornament.

Paisley said...

Your fabric looks yummy!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I think the fabric you're going to use is PERFECT for "Lo." Good job at dyeing it!

Von said...

Great job, Cathy! I know Lo will be gorgeous on that fabric. :)

Brigitte said...

Great dyeing job, Cathy. I have already put a piece of white evenweave aside for my first try on Vonna's recipe. Have a good start on Lo.
The ornament from Julianne is very nice.

mainely stitching said...

Oh! Your fabric turned out fabulous!!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Fabulous work, Cathy! I have wanted to stitch Lo for a long time; I'm looking forward to seeing your progress very much.

I'm so jealous of your Christmas ornament exchange! Lots of pretties you have received already.

Jill said...

I love how your fabrics turned out. Did you enjoy "cooking" fabring? LOL! I love the Lo.. piece. I hope to stitch that someday. Have a great trip and have lots of fun with the gals from the Legacy.

Sonda in OR said...

I am SO going to have to try that recipe. It looks wonderful!

CraftyT said...

I love how your fabic turned out. I did this but did not get that aged effect on mine for some reason.

I am going to re dye it with just coffee and see. Look forward to seeing our progress on Lo

Natasha

Marsha said...

Your fabric came out really beautiful! I love the LO.

StitchinManiac said...

You will love "Lo"! I can't wait to see your progress pic. I have loved working on this one.

Vonna said...

I think it looks FANTABULOUS! :)

Cindy F. said...

You did an amazing job on your fabric!!
Julianne did a great job on your ornie too!

Suzanne said...

Great looking fabric, I look forward to seeing your stitching on it.

Lelia said...

Julianna made a beautiful ornament! Awesome job on the linen -- excellent way to use from our own closets!!!