Sunday, February 12, 2012

a colorful weekend

A snow storm was predicted for late yesterday and during the night, so we did some errands and visited my in laws early yesterday instead of today. Today, the sun is shining and we may only have gotten about 6 inches of snow. It is cold and very windy though, so not perfect to go out snow shoeing. Gord just went out to start the snow blowing, and I'm going shortly to do the walks and steps which will be my bit of exercise for the day.
While at the store yesterday,I picked up some roses for Valentine's Day. I'm not usually much for roses , but the colors of these caught my eye.

The only other thing I've had time for was to rinse out my ice dyed fabric. I tried several shots under different lighting, but the color is still not quite right. The blue is softer and the yellows are more green gold. The patterns are produced by making accordion folds in the fabric before laying it in the container with the ice.
I find it quite beautiful but have no design plans for it yet.

5 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I think the ice dyeing turned out great.
The roses are beautiful, such a nice group of colors.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful!! the roses and the fabric...that dye job is exceptional

elle said...

Different. The roses and the ice fabric. hmmm how will open odd coloured roses affect the tight design of the odd coloured fabric?What if...

Margaret Applin said...

Very cool fabric Holly!! And of course the roses are gorgeous!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I love your fabric! I would love to try this sometime... beautiful, Holly!