Yesterday morning we awoke to this!
Everything in black and white! What I love about the new fallen snow is the way it reflects daylight brilliantly through our cottage windows, shining a glorious light on these dim and gray winter days. It’s a short lived experience here in Oregon’s Pacific Northwest, so it’s cherished all the more for as long as it lasts.
I’m excited to share my results from the natural dyeing I did recently.
I experimented with Black Walnut, Rose hips & Hawthorn berries and dyed a wool skein, muslin, vintage lace and hankies. Also some cotton and linen thread. What to make with it I do not know. But I feel inspired just looking at the complimentary pieces.
Anyone out there ever force bulbs? This was my first time and I totally get why folks do this. With snow on the ground it feels so Springy and hopeful to see bulging bulbs throwing out spikes of green.
Narcissus I have learned can become quite tall and gangly. I’ve also learned that if you water your bulbs with 1part Gin (or your favorite) with 8 parts water you can stunt their growth habit by half and avoid the tipsy. No fun for you Narcissus!
This is where I’ve been.
And where have you been lately?