Hello folks. Seems like we've all been experiencing frigid temps and icy conditions. Enough said. Why give villains top billing?
First off, I can't answer your comments because everyone is no-reply. I still refuse to join Google+ and Googlemania because I do not want my personal preferences changed and dictated by someone else. That being said, I can't even leave a comment on some of your blogs because of it, forcing me to join. Nope.
So here's the thing about the linen. If you want printed linen, I suggest purchasing it from Kanikis (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kanikis) or The Primitive Hare (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePrimitiveHare). It is professionally done and a better option. I'd been printing and transferring for a long time, for muslin sacks, sachets, labels, book covers, and had tried linen but wasn't happy with the outcome. Linen is rough and the weave has too much texture to result in a crisp (or even close) outline. Not with my method. I purchased script graphics several years ago which is what I used for these and a piece of red script fabric I was lucky to grab on Etsy. I have linen that I don't like for one reason or another so ruining a piece was no big deal. And several attempts were failures, which can get costly. Especially when you forget to reverse the image.
I have the few pieces shown here which will be used for hearts. I'm not happy with the red, may try one more time on a lighter linen. I have several pieces of antique white in a linen grab bag that I will sell in the near future, and one of those may be the ticket for the red ink.
I need to focus on dinner here for Eve and Day, cookies/desserts, getting the house clean, and applying flea meds without bleeding. Not to mention .. worm pills. MEDIC!!! I may be seeing one anyway if these extreme and sudden jolts above my ear don't stop.
Have a good start to your week.