Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I didn't get a lot accomplished today. I got up early & went into work for meetings. I was only there 2 1/2 hours. When I came home the sunshine & deck swing lured me outside. I sat there enjoying my book & the sun. It felt lovely. I'm on call this evening, so may still have to go back into work & it's hard to get too involved in anything fun if I may get called away. I did load some wash-away stabilizer on to Lily though, & started the piece above with sun -sensitive thread. I'm not sure what it will end up being, other than home-made fabric for another project, but I wanted to see if I could use this thread with Lily. It was temperamental on my Bernina, & Lily seems to like it just fine! This will turn a pastel blue when the sun hits it. I have 5 other colors that all look white indoors, but outside in the sun they bloom!
Tomorrow after I go to quilt guild, we're heading down to the Kenai Peninsula. We're going to a B&B on a Lake in Soldotna, & go fishing. We're hoping to bring home some salmon!

6 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

I have never seen threads that change colors, I look forward to seeing this finihed and the effect the sun has on them.

Gaia Quilter said...

Have fun and the B&B and fishing. Wish I was going too!

Rian said...

My cousin, the one who lives in Alaska, has a shirt made with sun-sensitive threads and it's pretty cool. Hope you're catching a lot of fish.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hope you have a great time away! Mmmmm...salmon...

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

That's good eating-wild salmon.

That sounds like a relaxing good time!

What type of fishing? I learned how to fly fish while in Alaska. Love, Love, Love it!

Helen Suzanne said...

Hi Deb, I've never heard of those threads either! Do they stay coloured once they've been exposed to the UV or look white when indoors again?