Oh NO, not again!

You know that rare heavy snow storm that kept those of us in north central Arkansas holed up for days because the highway dept. couldn’t seem to get roads open?  Well, it looks like we are going to get it again. The snow is coming down in sheets already. It isn’t a gently falling snow for a winter wonderland. It is coming in sideways and wet.

The prediction is for 2-4 inches accumulation but it wasn’t to start for another couple of hours. I hope the early start isn’t foreboding of more inches.

BUTTTTT…..just in case the snow builds up;  yesterday and this morning  I have been scouring cottons and making pearl cotton skeins for some more exciting snow dyeing. It isn’t exactly making lemonade from lemons, more like the joy of creamy vanilla ice cream from the snow. Hmmmm…I wonder what pure vanilla would do as a dye? I still have large bottles left over from Mexico…..

Ironed Snow Dye Fabric….WOW

Who knew that the simple act of ironing this fabric would make such a difference. Each piece was better than the last. I am showing a few photos of some of my favorites. I really like the way the colors crack and separate. As a side note, the middle 2 pieces were on a pale taupe fabric and the bottom one was a pale mauve. Like under painting a watercolor, the base color gives an overall glow to the fabric.DSCN9945

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Rare Snow Storm in Arkansas

We don’t get snow like this in north central Arkansas…Its a big event when we do. Today was sunny, the snow has stopped and I was able to get out for a few pictures. I also have some snow dyeing going on, a first for me , and I will share the end results in a later post. It’s sure looking like Christmas here.

Nandina Berries look like Christmas
Nandina Berries look like Christmas
2 inches of ice under the snow
2 inches of ice under the snow
Pine garlands covered in snow
Pine garlands covered in snow
The last of my curly kale looks like trees after a snow storm
The last of my curly kale looks like trees after a snow storm