Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Support my run for breast cancer and a giveaway

In our local quilt guild, we've had a summer of terrible loss due to cancer as well as others who have been diagnosed.i decided I'd like to do something and after a bit of research, found the Run for the Cure which is actually in support of breast cancer. The timing was right though, plus it's on my birthday!
I would appreciate a donation from anyone who feels they can by simply going to my personal donation page.

Run for the Cure

Also, I thought I might do a bit of a giveaway to celebrate my latest article in Quilting Arts Gifts magazine.
I'm going to give away a copy of the magazine to a lucky commenter if you leave a comment by Friday, September 20th.
For a second chance if you make a small donation to my run, send me a second comment to let me know. Thanks!

This is what I've been up to this morning-- gathering leaves and small pebbles and wrapping them in cotton pillowcases and silk scarves to go in the cochineal dye bath.

They will simmer away today and hopefully, I'll unwrap them tomorrow.

While the pot was simmering, I had my lunch and then worked away at a bit more stitching on my island piece. It's coming along but I can't wait to start adding some of the foreground flowers.

I had to stop to rest my shoulders so I took my pieces out of the dye bath to cool on the deck. I can't wait to see how they turned out. I can already tell that the color is a little different on the silk scarf to the right because I added tannin which is suggested for cotton fabrics. It changes the color of the silk.

I'm linking to the Needle and Thread Network.

12 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Congrats on your article in Quilting Arts Gifts magazine, Holly. That is wonderful! Great work on the little island piece. It's amazing!

barbara woods said...

Congrats thanks for the giveaway

beth said...

Great idea for raising money and fun fun.....An article! You GO girl!

Linda said...

Wow Holly! Your island piece is wonderful. Love it. Can't wait to see the flowers added.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

That looks like a great way to spend a sunny September day! Can’t wait to see the results of your dye pot!

Monica said...

I can't wait to see some of those flowers either! It's looking very promising so far. :)

Angela said...

Congrats on the article! The landscape piece looks really good.

Frances Campbell said...

How wonderful to be published. Good luck in the Run For The Cure.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

How nice Holly|!||!! Lovely landscape

Eileen said...

Thanks for sharing what you do. I am especially interested to see the unwrapping from the dye pot.

Regina said...

You always have such interesting things going on. Congrats on getting published! As for the donation: unfortunately I have a friend stricken with cancer who can't afford the only medication that could give her a chance, so I'll help her...

Verna G said...

Would love to win your magazine. I always enjoy your blog and particularly because it is Canadian. Can hardly wait to see what comes out of this dye bath!