They don't have any connection to one another. But one is a happy fun subject and the other is a complaint.
Fun first. As you know a lot of vintage rugs were hooked using whatever the person had on hand and one rug might include any or all of cotton, wool, silk, nylon and velvet. In the process of taking yards of fabric to the thrift shop and local senior center stumbled upon a stash of velvet. Ahh, wouldn't it be fun to keep this and maybe use some in an antique adaptation. So proceeded to cut just a little of each. Actually I also have lots of red and maroon but didn't cut those.....yet.
At the moment these are in a pot of soapy water and the darks have started to bleed. I've never over dyed or married velvet before so don't know how it will turn out. Most of these are a synthetic back but the beige is a cotton velveteen, the yellow is a one way stretch. Who knows how these will turn out but it is fun to play with today. I'll show the results tomorrow.
Now to my frustration with the US postal service. The cost of postage has gone up once again. Had an order for a Domestic Zoo pattern and the cost for a flat rate Priority envelope used to be $5.75 and if purchased on line was $5.05. Now the cost for that same flat rate envelope is $6.45 and no more online discounts. I'm so glad that I purchased my Acadian frame before shipping costs increased.
Meanwhile, back in the hooker's chair there are still two more blocks to hook on the border of the sheep and no more progress has been made on the whipping of A Day in the Country. Am planning on finishing the border of the sheep today AND whip a little more on the other rug.
Have a great day today, folks we're gonna have to hunker down for the big storm heading our way for Friday evening and Saturday so will pick up more ingredients to make a pot of vegetable soup tomorrow.