There was one head of red cabbage
in our CSA basket
that was not consumed.
It sat, feeling dejected, in our veggie bin
until I rescued it, taking it to my studio fridge.
It remained there, rather content, for several weeks -
until, that is, this afternoon.
I chopped it
strained it -
water, vinegar, and a rusty nail
to make a suitable dye bath.
My silk is now drowsing
in it's red cabbage soup,
surrounded by Eucalyptus leaves,
waiting for its
In the meantime,
our little Charlie came to visit,
along with his parents.
It was 'Addy's' birthday!
(Addy = Grand Daddy)
We swam on Friday night,
entertained beloved cousins for Saturday lunch,
and then enjoyed
part of a minor league baseball game in the evening.
The rains departed late last night.
We're not complaining -
we loved the rain -
and so today we could swim!
Like his 'Addy',
Charlie loves trains!
They enjoyed watching YouTubes
More than my obsession with dyeing silk,
I enjoy watching
my two men