Thursday, September 10, 2009

I won!

Several weeks ago, I was one of the lucky winners of a lace jackpot from Cathy at Crazy by Design. As you can see from the pic above, there is a lot of lace here. And there was even more, but I already used some -- couldn't wait! Thanks Cathy! I have only won one other time in a blog giveaway so it was great to be the recipient of your generosity.
The lace pieces in the lower right -- those were dyed with some wild indigo I have that's growing in my yard. Somewhere in my internet browsings, I saw where someone had used indigo leaves to dye yarn. I tried the leaves, but mine didn't work. So I ground up the seed pods (which are a beautiful dark purple/blue color) and the seed pods did the job. I only used a couple of the pods because I was just experimenting, but I think when I have some time (yeah right!) I will pick a whole bunch of the pods, lose the leaves, and try this again.
Craft show season starts this weekend so at least now I'll have an excuse as to why I don't blog that often.