Saturday, September 24, 2011

Great News - My Real Live Studio Assistant

Quilting Granny loved to flaunt the fact that she had quilting on her lap, but she really never lifted a finger in the studio. I don't think she wanted to mess up her hair!


Now I have a real live studio assistant who does an excellent job at anything I ask her to do. I am happy to have her working here any time she is available.
She wrapped fabric on 6 more poles today for me to take to Nancy Crow's barn when I take the Pole Dyeing class the middle of October. I did one myself and she put me to shame with her skill so I let her do the rest.


Jan Myers-Newbury recommends you hang your fabric to dry after prescouring it. She said it takes the dyes better.
I did another load of fabric and Heidi hung it to dry. With the heat on and the dehumidifier running in the laundry room it is almost dry in about 3 or 4 hours.

One of the next things she'll be doing is pasting up dye samples for me in the personal color palette I dyed last year about this time. She will thoroughly enjoy that. I started playing color with her when she was 7 days old. They say babies can't distinguish color at that age, but I don't believe it. She has a fantastic sense of color and color arrangement.

She says of all her jobs (and she has others) this is her favorite. I am so lucky to have her to help me. I could keep her busy for months or longer. Sure wish I could take her along to Florida!

3 comments:

Mimi said...

Swoon... you are going to the "barn". And you no doubt will be the best prepared.

Watch out for cows at that place and have a great time.

Mary Stori said...

You are one lucky gal Kay.......

Deb said...

Ah,that's cheating! Getting someone to wrap your poles for you! Nah, just kidding, can I send mine up to have her do those as well? I guess I better get busy, our time at the barn is fast approaching! Hey I wish you could bring her with you and we could all share her help! Ok, now off to wrap poles myself!