|Snow swirling off my back porch|
Big snow storm on Wednesday, right? I get a notice on Facebook that my boss has a snow day. That means I don't have to drive over an hour (one way) to work (library). Now about my other job. Well, it's still snowing pretty hard, I can work from home. Daughter is still snug in her bed (her school announced a snow day the night before), so down I go to tell Mom. No where to be found. I throw on my boots & step out the back door to yell to her to stop shoveling...
She is wearing Dad's bright yellow coat & is FACE DOWN in the middle of the driveway. I run out there. She knows she broke her ankle (she was right- in 3 places). I go wake up Fiona, call 911, grab a garbage bag & head outside...
My aunt meets Mom at the hospital. I stay home with Fiona. Now what to do on an unexpected snow day while I wait to hear about Mom. (She had surgery on Thursday & is resting sorta comfy in her own bed.)
|Whooped Fiona's butt on D.A.N.C.E. by Justice|
Aside from playing the Wii, in which I trounced said daughter in 100 pin bowling, & more than 1 dance on Just Dance 2 & 3, I was able to do some more tea dyeing.
|Youthberry & Wild Orange Blossom white tea|
|White napkins, table runner, & place mats ready for dye|
|Pouring the hot tea onto the napkins in a heat resistant bowl|
|Of course I needed to partake in a cuppa|
|place mats soaking up the white tea, citrus, & berries|
|Out of the tea, ready for the dryer|
|Before & after|
After the linens came out of the dryer, I was pleased with the result, even if they came came out a bit more purple.
I decided to do the next batch, napkins & table runner, with a bitter black tea, that was a big dud a few tea parties ago.
|Black tea ready for brewing|
|Pouring the tea over the table runner|
|Black tea dyed linens & white tea/citrus/berry dyed linens|
Now to add some embroidery! I'm thinking some pink leaves with dark brown stems for the pink-ish linens. Maybe even some doodles. Not sure about the other. Suggestions?