While Ami Simms does amazing work with the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, (Keep your eyes open on FaceBook for the instant they receive their 10,000th donated Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt. They are less than 75 quilts from that milestone. SEE BELOW. They've also just funded another research study!) she occasionally decides to have a little fun. Right now that fun includes dyeing underpants.
Here's what Ami has to say about this particular enterprise, "This all began several many ago when I first began hand dying fabric. I couldn't see wasting even a single drop, so I quickly looked around for some small item to throw in there with the fabric. Underpants. Steve asked me to quit dying his, but I continued to dye my own every time the weather warmed up and I took the dye buckets outside. It was a great way to emotionally cast off the gray skies and cold temperatures of winter and celebrate spring. And color. Lots of color.
Several years ago I mentioned this in my blog and created the Yo-Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties so others could celebrate spring with me."
There are a few rules, you'll want to visit Ami's website to see how you can join the Sisterhood.
UPDATE: AAQI Receives
10,000th Donated Quilt - Quilt #10,000 was made by Kristin Shields from Bend, Oregon. "Shhhh..." is an original design inspired by a class taught by Jude Hill. The 8.5" x 8.5" quilt is made of linen, cotton, and silk fabric, some of which are hand-dyed.
(Thanks to volunteer Tom Russell for creating their celebratory logo!