Thursday, June 6, 2013

Detour from Dye Pot to Oh Deer

While I really did have good intentions on pulling out my dye pot and showing you results today, it never happened.  So figured it was as good a time as any to take a current picture of Oh Deer.  Only just a little more to do on this 24 x 33 rug ~ hey, Lauren, aren't you proud I remembered to post the dimensions of the rug?  Yes the colors are a little brighter than I envisioned but most of the wool was chosen from the wool I took to camp so it did come from my collection.  Oh well, it is nice to have something colorful underfoot and to brighten a room.
Once the rug is finished my plans are to brush a little of the walnut dye in places, particularly on the white in the purple texture on the sides.  Barb did specifically tell me to let a little of the white show.  But I want to tone it down a notch.

The reason for the dye pot detour was yard work.  Since we are to have about 3 days of rain it was imperative that I dig up the rest of the lirope lining the sides of my side walk.  The rain will begin this evening and with so much more yard work to go was glad to get that part out of the way.  Yeah, will have to decide whether to plant grass or some other low maintenance to fill the space.  But that lirope was becoming too much of an annoyance to me.
And now it is time for me to start my pot delicious pot of Ribollita soup, and that will be the only pot on the stove this afternoon. 

The wool has been soaking since yesterday and dye pot tomorrow is the new plan.  Frankly, since it will be raining tomorrow it will be a perfect time to dye.

Sorry to disappoint those of you looking to see the dye job, but check back tomorrow.  And, by the way, it is not a major dye day, I am dying something to go in my next rug and it is only about half a yard that I need.

Thanks for dropping by.  Be kind to one another, kindness is contagious.



  1. Well sometimes the garden has to come first if you are getting that much rain so soon. Your rug looks great! I will check back tomorrow.

  2. Saundra ~
    Yes, I am very proud of you. You get an atta-girl!!!
    Your rug is wonderful! We got a bit of rain here today. I think just enough to make it too wet to work in the gardens. Oh, darn, I say as I'm grinning. No yard work but I've only picked up the hook for a few minutes. I just fritter away my time.
    Hugs :)

  3. Enjoy your time with the dye pot..


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