Happy Friday everyone! It's another nice day here in New Hampshire. After a very cold and windy start to the week, we've warmed back up like early autumn. You've got to love that!
You may think the pieces of cloth in the photo above just look like messy rags, but I dyed some more strips of on old white sheet with fallen leaves, using alum and rusty water from my outside tap. I think I got some pretty good leaf images and some nice yellow and brown colors. These are sheets are hanging to dry.
My plan is to cut this fabric down and use it with bits of my other fabric to make a wall sized quilt. I think some yellow, brown or even some printed purchased fabric will work well with my dyed fabric.
More to come with that at a later date.
It is really starting to look barren and like late autumn here, even with the warmer temperatures. The beautiful colors we had are about gone.
Last Sunday I started some yard clean up. I didn't rake the driveway as I was waiting for all the oak trees to drop their leaves. The good news is the wind we had early in the week blew all these leaves into the woods. Hurrah for that!
It was cold enough last weekend we even had some ice over the water in the bird bath.
We also had our first hard frost.
My hydrangea leaves were gone after this frost.
I think the colors and textures are really interesting on these frost hit leaves though.
The other morning we had a dusting of snow.
The lines are the bird prints as this is next to my bird feeders.
Last Sunday we closed up the screen porch, except we left the doors uncovered still. All the yard ornaments, most of the chairs, and even my birdbath got tucked away inside for the winter. We left the doors open and one chair out for me for another week or 2. Then the chair goes in and the doors will be covered also.
I also cut back the stems in my garden. The photo below is the fence that is hopefully being painted today. I wrote this post yesterday so I can't say exactly when we are painting. The hubby is taking today off so we can get this job, and the rest of the outside winterizing clean up done. Our temperatures have substantially warmed back up to painting warmth so the plan is to paint either today or over the weekend. For me that also means (hopefully) getting some of the leaves raked into the woods.
The fence does look better even without fresh paint since my husband powerwashed it a couple of weekends back. Parts of it are down to bare wood though, so painting must be done.
Now I that I have to rake, I hope the wind doesn't return.
I am linking up these photos to Art Everyday Month.
Have a great start to your weekend.