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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Up to my elbows in hot water . . . . .

I don't want you to think I am ignoring you. I have been up to my elbows dying wool and making kits and making samples and redesigning my booth.



After my last show of the year (which is next weekend) I hope I can get back to some REAL sewing for me.  And some real blogging and commenting.  I have been able to skim some blogs on my sidebar but that is about it.


And for those who have asked, as you can see in the picture above, I am still trying to find the elusive barn red we are so desperately looking for.  I think a lot of it has to do with my water.  We have horrible, horrible well water.  It's made better with a water treatment system and water softener.  The water softener is on it's last leg.  We have wound up replacing it about every 7 years and it's time again.


Dear Hubby is insisting that we take the day off tomorrow and head to the mountains for one last apple hunt, enjoy the scenery and eat breakfast at Daniel Boone Inn.

A picture from last year
As you can see from last year's picture, almost all the leaves were spent.  We are hoping we make it in time tomorrow to see a little better view.  But if not, it will be worth the time spending the day alone with my sweetie!



Now, off to the dye pot . . . . . . 

Blessings, Cathi
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16 comments:

Country Prims said...

Hi Cathi,
All looking good!! Yummy, yummy!

Looking forward to seeing your kits?

I tried crimson and scarlet together for a Christmas red, but it was a little bright-added a little black and it brought it darker, but still not right(gave it a purple/pink tinge)
over dyed some and added some maroon and drab khaki-better but still looking:(

Enjoy your day out and best wishes for the show:)

Shazy x

Lori said...

The beautiful stack of wool looks like autumn indoors!! So beautiful!!

Carol said...

Beautiful wool and beautiful scenery too for your apple orchard outing. Have fun!

paulette said...

Your wools look gorgeous...I want to reach into my computer screen for a touch!! (sick I know!!) Have a wonderful day enjoying your beautiful Fall and breakfast sounds lovely!! Enjoy!
Paulette

Cheryl said...

Your wools are wonderful! I especially like the aqua and pumpkin colored ones. Where can I get them?

Darlene said...

Beautiful wools, Cathi. Are you having fun?

Enjoy your day with your sweetie!

Barb said...

I say take the morning off and enjoy the beautiful day.

Diane H said...

Enjoy your day and good luck with your show.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Best wishes on your upcoming show.
Enjoy your day with your Hubby!
~Tam

Leann said...

Hey Cathi

I love the rich fall colors. They look soo warm and cozy. Have a great day!

Leann

Carol said...

Enjoy your apple orchard day with your sweetie! Sounds so fun! Love that yummy pile of wool!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

How sweet hubby wants to spend the time together! Gems like that are hard to find ;D

Wendy said...

The wool is gorgeous looking. I hope you find the right red.

Lynn said...

What beautiful wool. I love wool, was sewing on some the other day and it was like sewing through butter, so smooth and easy. Your colors are gorgeous. Hope you had a lovely trip to the mountains.

QuiltSue said...

Your wools are gorgeous. I love the colours in the pile on the left especially.

Good luck for the show which I think is this weekend?

Carrie P. said...

Your wool is always so pretty to see.
The Daniel Boone inn is fun to eat at. It has been years since we have been there.