The house is about 99% put back together. I LOVE my Christmas decorations, but it is always good to get back to my "normal". I've made countless trips to the attic. In the past week I climbed 387 floors!
I had a dye day on Friday. Of course, my usual Emma Lou's putty (old) . . .
. . . plus toned down some wool with seal brown. (I use Cushing dyes.) I should have taken before pictures. The blue wool (top two) was very garish and not something I would ever use! It's much prettier in person.
I tried dyeing red for the first time ever. Used a recipe in a dye book by Nancy Raybould. I added the required amount of dye and wasn't getting great results so added another half dose. After I had glugged with vinegar and set the color, it still wasn't what I was hoping for. I started over with another full dose and here are the results. It is a little more pink in color than red, but I think it's a color I can use at some point.
Christmas is all put away except for the tinsel tree. I think I am going to try to make it a Valentine tree. I will keep you posted.
There is so much I put away to make room for the Christmas decorations. Inevitably, there are things I cannot find. I knew I was missing a bowl of stone fruit. I searched and searched and it was nowhere to be found. Finally I decided to look under the spare bed. Guess what? Not one, but two bowls of stone fruit. Isn't that where you stash yours?
I put all my feather edge in the same cupboard, so how can I be missing one piece? It's a gravy boat from a child's dish set. I am tired of looking for it and I suppose (and hope) that some day it will turn up.
We have had a frigid week, but not nearly as cold as some of you. Thankfully we are having a heat wave this week and Thursday's high is predicted to be 50*. I'm sure there will be some crazies running around in shorts and flip flops :)
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