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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!

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Today was another birthday and a great celebration.  I made a marbled chocolate chip cake and it was delicious. I had a great day with Michael and we had lots of fun. We were streaming a class from Craftsy.com on Weaving on a rigid heddle. The class is very good. Here you see Michael weaving, what a wonderful gift for both of us. I wanted him to try weaving and he really enjoys it. Let's see how his scarf turns out.  
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While the weaving class was going the dyeing kettles were cooking the yarn. Alum and cream of tartar were mordants, then set on a crimson journey.
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The yarn took a beautiful color and no dye was left on the kettle. I put it out to dry while we went for a long walk. The day was perfect to hang the yarn out to dry. So I spent my birthday with Michael, weaving and dyeing yarn. Wool is amazing as you can see. Thanks for stopping by.
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