July 2016 Review

One of my online quilter friends, Luann, writes a review at the end of each month about what she’s accomplished. I’m always amazed at how much she gets done. Check out her blog here.

So I thought I’d do that today. I’m taking a look back at July. It’s been a busy month.

I started the month making those clothesline bowls. So much fun.


Then I updated my Icy Delights online class. I added a whole section on patterns, updated the colors and combos, and added my dye shaker video.

patternsinclassOn July 24 I harvested my last blueberry. We ended up with 2.5 gallons of frozen blueberries, not including those we ate every day.


Our blackberry harvest has been great this year. I made some blackberry fruit leather (rollups) for snacks this winter. Here is a tutorial I wrote several years ago on the process. Super easy!

blackberryleather16 While cleaning out the freezers the other day, I found a couple bags of old blackberries. I put them in a pot and dyed some fabric. I’ll tell you more about that once I have all of the results.


I sewed these little cloth dolls. I’ll be posting a tutorial this week.


I had so much fun playing with Jacquards Marbling kit and wrote this tutorial.

How to marble with Jacquard Marbling Kit
How to marble with Jacquard Marbling Kit

I also have been working on a new class, Painted Zippered Bags that I’m offering locally at Scattered Art in Newburgh Indiana this Saturday at 10 am. The class is filling up! If you are local and interested in the class, be sure and contact Dolly at 812.490-0074 to save your seat. Here are a few samples:

anotherpaintedzipbag zipbagspicThis past Saturday I taught another Easy and Fun Silk Scarf Dyeing class, but this was for a private group. Davie Sue, one of my students from an earlier class, was planning a family reunion and since they’d be in town she gathered some family members together for their very own class. It was so much fun meeting everyone and loved that they not only created some beautiful scarves, but made some great family memories. If you’d like your own class and are local, whether to celebrate a birthday or bring some good friends together for two hours of play, I’d love to bring my Easy and Fun Silk Scarf Dyeing class to you! Email me at lheines at wowway dot com.

As always, everyone went home with some beautiful scarves and lots of smiles.


I taught kids at Gilda’s Club of Evansville how to tie dye. Here is the pile of shirts all washed and dry ready to take back to the kids for their last day of summer camp.


Traveled over to Leavenworth to meet my friend Joy at the Overlook Restaurant. It was so good to catch up with her.

Joyand me

As I blogged about last week, I finally made that small art quilt with that raw silk I had dyed awhile back.


I also was able to get out in my kayak again if only for a short time before another storm came up. Here’s hoping I’ll be able to get out there again soon.


I took a couple days and cleaned part of my studio. It felt good, but some much more to be done. Here is Puddin sleeping on top of the chair. She doesn’t care that I took down the curtain and put up the flags.


We still have a couple loads of the tree to haul to the dump. Between gardening and the heat, Dave’s not had a chance to chainsaw the remaining pieces.

Wow! Now looking back, it has been a really busy month. I can’t believe it’s going to be August tomorrow. Where did the summer go?

Thanks for dropping by.