Friday, September 2, 2016

Second on the 2nd

It's the 2nd of the month again and time to join Elizabeth and Bleubeard  with... 
The Second on the 2nd Challenge
...where we share a post from the past again. Since it's Sept. again I thought I'd share a post from a previous September. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ahhhh... September! Where did the Summer GO ?

I'm having trouble believing that it is Fall already! With the cold wet long Spring weather it barely seemed like we had a summer this year. 
Even if it was short I managed to stay extremely busy the whole way through.
My new front flowerbeds are starting to look like real flower beds.

My sister contributed a glass garden sculpture that she made from flea market and garage sale glass finds. Love it!!!

The Moon Flower bush behind will have to be moved just got too big and spread over the patio. Plus we had a major problem with the bees and yellow jackets it attracted. :( 
I worked on several wool dyeing projects ...
felted and over dyed a wool jacket I found at a resale shop.
The jacket started out a size 16 W and after felting ended up a size 12 
I wasn't real crazy about the kelly green color so I overdyed it with red and it came out a really pretty purple/brown. 

I will probably add some felted applique or embroidery work to it and replace the buttons.   

I also gave dyeing wool yarn a shot and love the yarns I ended up with ....

Here are the two scarfs I'm working on with the yarns. I totally love the way the yarns worked out and will be doing some more of my own dyeing !

I also started doing my art again .
I joined the 29 Faces in September challenge and have totally enjoyed it. Working on my last piece now.... 
If you're interested you can check them all out on my Art Blog here...

So even though I haven't been blogging I have been very active.... trying not to spend so much time on the computer and more time living.  ♥

After re-reading this post I realized I have never done anything else with the felted jacket so it's time to drag it out and do something about that. With the cooler mornings we've had this week it would have been nice to wear on those early morning walks with the puppy. 
So check out the other work over at 


  1. Love that jacket, now do something with it! The yarn you dyed is wonderful. And still the same problem as before - where did the time go?! Happy 2nd on the 2nd! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I'm in agreement with Valerie. That jacket is fantastic. I'm surprised it didn't turn out looking like mud after you combined two complimentary colors on the color wheel. Instead, you got a fantastic autumn inspired sweater. I LOVE it. I also like how you dyed your yarn and got that wonderful variegated yarn.

    I am in awe of that glass sculpture. Anytime your sister wants to make me one, I'm game (grin). It's fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing this post as your second look on the 2nd.

  3. I like the jacket too! It's fun to see what the weather was doing a year ago and what you were up to!

  4. What a fabulous post! Sorry to be late – we had so little time with a connection while we were away! I love how your felting turned out - a really beautiful colour - look forward to seeing what you do with it! Chrisx

  5. Love the jacket! You are so very talented, it turned out beautifully. The dyed yarn is gorgeous, too!