After Easter in 2013, the local Dollar General marked all the Paas Egg Dye down to a nickle. I bought all that was left on the shelf to dye small amounts of wool and silk. For a $2 investment I got a LOT of dye. When I got home I took it all out of the boxes to save space and put it away for safe keeping.
On more than one occasion I have torn this house apart, my studio, weaving shelves, dye room, bathroom, any place I could stuff or stick a box. Nothing. HA! Those dyes must have gone into Holiday misfit heaven.
This morning I was cleaning off the shelf above the clothes dryer. I needed the shelf to store the feather pillow inserts I purchased for eco-dyed pillows. At the back of the shelf was the old blue granite pot I used before I got stainless dye pots. Guess where all those boxes have been hiding. The mystery is solved, and I can dye this winter with my new found wealth.
My two teenage grandsons have birthdays coming up. This is always a gift giving problem. One is a freshman at William and Mary and the other is in high school. I’m tired of simply sending cash or gift cards since I don’t think they mean much to them. They do, however, write short thank you notes, actually sent in the mail and not electronically.
As Liz and I finally got to do our indigo vat, I got into my envelope and heavy card stock to make up blank card sets. I dipped one edge of both the card and the envelopes in the dye. They do look masculine don’t they? I have a stash of nice leather samples from a furniture store. As luck would have it when I folded them over and stitched up the sides they were just the right size for a case for the cards. I tied them up with a heavy round black elastic band for a closure. Now all I need to do is buy them each a pen for the set and they are ready to give. I’m linking with Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday