Thank you for all the wonderful comments about mixing the old and new fabrics. I think it could turn out pretty nice, we will see!
This is an old and dirty piece that I want to include in the Bowtie Quilt. It looks like some of the vintage inspired fabrics that are on the market now, with the vibrant colors and pattern. The white part looks dingy though.
I won this as a door prize and never thought I would use it as much as I do. All you do is add it to some water, stir to dissolve and submerge your fabric. Let it sit, rinse out and voila......
The dinginess is gone! There was a small amount of green in the bowl but not much. I am so happy to be able to use this piece. I have heard of people using Restoration on old quilts with good success too.
The Chinese Lanterns were a HUGE success. We didn't set them all off at once but a few at a time which made the experience last longer. Even the little kids could do it with supervision. They are on the list for sure next year.
We also installed a new Mayor of Hawk Hill to our neighbor, who always gets the ball rolling and organizes our annual event.
I have planted zinnias for many, many years. As I was picking flowers for the party, I noticed the little yellow stars. How did I not see them before?
The Jalapeno cocktail was also a hit, I will post the recipe later this week.