First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mother's out there! We will be having our two mothers and our daughter with her family here for dinner later this afternoon. Our son and his wife will be leaving for a trip to Italy shortly. It will be their first trip to Europe and I am very excited and happy for them...and a little jealous~lol.
I have actually had these blocks for April completed for awhile but haven't had a chance to get them photographed, set up and converted to JPEGs. I am enjoying this journey so much. It has been a real challenge to come up with new stitch variations/combos but somehow I have been able to so far. I thought I might be bored creating such similar blocks, but I am actually getting hooked on them. I may have to eventually experiment with color variations for something different...maybe.
Now, I have a question for those who dye fibers/fabrics...
I have been trying to finish up my CQJP for 2012, but have had issues with finding the right lace to go around the blocks. I originally had my lace picked out but didn't buy it because I wanted to wait until my blocks were completed. Of course, the store quit carrying said lace and I wasn't able to find it anywhere. I finally found some similar but only in white but 100% cotton. I tried to tea stain it yesterday along with a couple of doilies. You guessed it. I ended up with three different shade variations. A doily came out exactly the color I wanted, but the lace trim came out too gray rather than a warm ecru.
My question: Do any of you know of a product for tea staining cotton to a warmer shade or know how I can fix my lace?