"Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin.... We anxiously anticipate it every year." ~Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer, October 2010
I love the richness of these colors, and will be using them right away. The one heart stopping minute I had, was I had them drying on the swimming pool fence. I also had my chickens out in the yard for a little me time. It was kind of breezy yesterday. After the wool was dry some of it had blown off the fence. I went out and gathered it and brought inside. Much later in the afternoon, when I went to put my hens back in the coop, I noticed something in the pool. The way it was laying I thought one of my little hens had fallen the pool and drowned. I went running, and thankfully is was just a dark piece of wool that I had missed. The funny thing about wool is that piece even though it had been in the pool, it was barely wet. That is why when you dye wool you have to soak it in Dawn so it will make it so the fibers adsorb the dye.
After I got my kitchen cleaned I finally got to use my new wool on the back ground of my dog, whom I am now calling Stretch in my mind.
Here he is after he got some background wool hooked around him, I love how the pattern looks once you get to that part of rug hooking.
I hope to get to work on it some more today. Our microwave broke a couple of weeks ago. It is a built in kind and today is the first day Ron has had time to look at it. Now there is lots of banging and the sound of tools and drills going on so I just can't remember what else I was going to write about. One thing that has been interesting is making myself remember what life was like before microwaves. I don't mind it too much but the boys have really had a hard time with it. I am still old fashioned in that I heat water in my teapot to make tea. Things like that. I get mad at myself and my dependence upon things like microwaves.
Have a lovely weekend. This is grandma and grandpa Friday night, movie and pizza night with the the grands. I believe the other day, they told us our movie would be Planes. I really hope they bring Despicable Me 2