Yesterday, I was informed that cover photo of my book is ready!
This vivid (to me) yellow is not my choice, but I think this may be good for a book going to be published in the last week of August.
Vitamin colour gives enery to people as well.
The book will be out on 27 August, another fortnight and a bit.
Thanks to the editor, this book looks good.
She should get credit for this as well - not just me.
Anyway, it is on its way to book shops.
Another exciting thing is in my garden.
Water lily flowered again this year!
In Spring, I cleared up and divided into smaller roots, which was necessary operation, but I was wondering whether I could see this year's bloom at all.
Glad it did!!
Different angle can be seen here.
I have been thinking that dying fabric is too troublesome to do. So I never been so keen to do it.
But, at last, I tried.
Cut a long story short, it was fun.
The end results were good - maybe this is the biggest reason why I thought dying is interesting.
Now, I am more motivated to this sort of activity than before, and will try again.
Different activity from what I usually do.
My sister ordered me a wallet for her friend's birthday.
.... I decleared that I do NOT take order for wallets, though.
Anyway, family matter, could not say no to her.
So I worked and managed.
I love this outside fabric - linen with lovely purple colour.
Since I had no idea of the preference of her friend, I made it according to my preference.
Hope they does not mind it...
A year or two ago, visited a place - a sort of craftmen's quarter - specialised for dyeing.
One of the places offers workshop of various dye methods, and I wanted to try. But it was too late to do anything, even to get into the building.
This time, by accident, I found workshop and managed to book a place for Japanese stencil dyeing.
It was fun, and I have decided to go and do it again if I got a chance!
Already in July.
Tonnes of things to be done, but I am not managing time well enough. Worse, I am wondering whether I can accommodate everything in time.
As a result, I woke up at 4 am worrying my flight, arrival date, and hotel in September and the data I need to collect by the end of this month.
Not good for my sanity. I must complete some of the tasks asap, and restore my "managable days".
Energetic red kanzashi from lessons.
Being a student is fun.