Peaches and cream flannel receiving blanket and burpie

Peaches and cream flannel receiving blanket and burpie

Snuggle baby into this soft, warm 36″x36″ flannel receiving blanket, or swaddle her securely to sleep.

Green half yard gradation

Green half yard hand dyed gradation

Green half yard gradation for quilting This lush green gradation contains four value steps of half yards totaling 2 yards. Procion dyed on 100 percent cotton muslin with a 76×78 thread count, the fabric has a wonderful hand and is perfect for any patchwork, applique or other fiber project. These gradations come in a rainbow […]

Masking off borders for custom discharge project

Learning about discharging fabric the hard way!

September 16, 2010 Recently I made some discharged fabrics and put them on this website for sale. I was experimenting with a Clorox bleach pen, straight bleach from the bottle and discharge paste with stamps. It was fun and the results interesting. These fabrics were also in my DyeSmithy shop on etsy.com where they were […]

551 Pink and Blue hand dyed fabric

551 Pink and Blue hand dyed fabric

Pink and Blue hand dyed fabric All fabrics are 100 per cent cotton muslin with a 76×78 thread count or higher. The procion dyes are permanent and lightfast. Each fabric was washed twice during the dye process and so are preshrunk. Always prewash hand dyes separately to test colorfastness. Item Number: 551 $9.00

132 Dusty Turquoise to Rusty Red 4-pack

132 Dusty Turquoise to Rusty Red 4-pack

Dusty Turquoise to Rusty Red 4-pack This 4-pack results from gradation dying rusty red to turquoise and steps in between. These are deep rich suedey colors great for a small project or to add to other fabrics for a larger one. Yardage in these colors is available in limited quantities. Go to “Alchemy” on this […]

130 Discharged black one yard

130 Discharged black one yard

Discharged black one yard Use this discharged black RJR fabric covered in graphic designs for any quilt, craft or sewing project. The close thread count makes a beautiful fabric that still has a nice hand and needles easily. If you require more yardage, convo me and I will make it. There are several other discharge […]

193 Hand dyed and Stenciled Blue Bird

193 Hand dyed and Stenciled Blue Bird

Hand dyed and stenciled blue bird – 1 yard After hand-dyeing this fabric blue, it was stenciled with a navy dye. This original bird design was created by DyeSmithy. The cotton muslin, 76×78 thread count, quality fabric is easy to needle so it is perfect for quilting, applique, patchwork or any sewing or fiber art […]

Kansas sunset.

Kansas sunset

Kansas sunsets are beautiful this time of year. Lolling in the hot tub, sipping a glass of wine and feeling good about life. At night the coyotes howl. Good friends like these are more precious than any possession.  It’s safe here to relax and be quiet. We have adventures too, getting a pedicure and manicure.  It’s […]

Kansas Countryside

Rolling Hills of Kansas

August 19, 2010 After all that hard work canning, it’s terrific to sit on the back deck overlooking the rolling hills of Jackson County, Kansas. The land has seasons beyond those of the weather. The pasture behind the house lies fallow in winter, resting up for the spring. Once the grasses begin to grow, a […]

We canned 28 pints of soup and about 24 pints of salsa.

Topeka, Kansas Visit

August 18, 2010 I’m at my friend Jan’s house just north of Topeka, Kansas. It’s a beautiful place that was her parent’s farm. This is our annual August “make tomato soup and salsa and can it for the year” project. It’s a wonderful time for me, getting back to my roots. I feel as if […]

Grandma's Cotton Bole Quilt Pattern 79x79

Grandma’s Cotton Bole Quilt Pattern 79×79

Grandma’s Cotton Bole Quilt Pattern 79×79 This quilt pattern was taken from a quilt made by my great great grandmother James more than 100 years ago. The colors are the same as she used. It is one of the special quilts known back then as “Sunday” quilts, used only on special days when company was […]