Well, it seems that everyone wanted a White Christmas and so it came. We had almost 2 feet in the yard and the DH spent most of this afternoon working the snow blower to dig out my VW. Can you find it? It's white.
My view this morning from my bedroom window was delightful. It was still snowing. I love the season change viewed every morning as I get up.
But you really can't tell how much snow we got from these pictures. You have to look down ....at the deck and it's furniture. This gives a better idea of what DH had to dig.
On Friday night, while I waited for the snow to start, I placed a skein of silk thread in one of the lichen jars. I let it sit until today. No heat or mordant. Initially it was smelly...old *strong* urine (don't ask how I know)...phew! But when it was rinsed I got this:
Really purple! And...interestingly enough...the smell was gone and instead there was this earthy aroma that is wonderful. So now it sits and drys. I was so encouraged I divided up the two jars into 3 sections and added silk fabric, ribbon and two different weights of embroidery thread.
Stay tuned....these will be unwrapped about Christmas.