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The Race Is On

Today is Friday, October 19th, and probably our last day in the upper 50’s, which means my indigo vat has one last round before hibernating for the winter.

 photo courtesy of Tracy Altieri.

photo courtesy of Tracy Altieri.

Fabrics are soaking, and the clock is ticking. I’m really looking forward to getting my hands in that big blue vat! If you’ve followed along on Instagram, you’ll have had a glimpse at an average dye day and how it moves from hour to hour throughout the day. Suffice it to say, with all of the dyeing these past few weeks, there will be a shop update very soon!

These action photos were taken by my very talented friend Tracy Altieri, and you can find her gorgeous blog here and on Instagram @myretiringlife. On this particular dye day, Tracy swiftly captured me gingerly shaking out the fabric immediately upon exiting the vat. The fabric transitions from a yellow-green to blue-green and then to a majestic blue, as seen below. The blue deepens with each dip in the vat. This process never ceases to delight and impress! With that, I’m off to the vat, tick tock!

 Indigo dyed sateen drying among the dogwoods.

Indigo dyed sateen drying among the dogwoods.

 A   shop   update is quickly approaching!

A shop update is quickly approaching!

 photo courtesy of Tracy Altieri.

photo courtesy of Tracy Altieri.

Stay tuned for next week’s post!

Friday, October 26th is my day on the fun-filled blog hop for Karen Lewis’s chic new book, Wabi-Sabi Sewing! Meet the entire line up of talented, generous sewers and quilters on the blog hop which begins Wednesday, October 24th with Svetlana Sotak at http://www.sotakhandmade.blogspot.com. I’m thrilled to be a part of the blog hop celebrating Karen’s book. Follow along to see gorgeous examples several of us have made from the book. There will be giveaways, too, including one happening right here! You won’t want to miss it!

 A hidden clue for next week’s exciting post. Can you spot it?

A hidden clue for next week’s exciting post. Can you spot it?

I hope this weekend brings you some of what you love most about fall! See you next week!