Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dying to be home again

Goodness. It has been so long since I checked in here that I can't even think of anything to say. 

While I wait for something brilliant to cross my mind ... I'll add a photo or two of the latest experiment to come off the work table.

It all happened when I decided to make a home version of Portillo's chopped salad. As I was opening the composter to add all the veggie scraps, I noticed the stiff outer leaves of the red cabbage. So ... in the same noble way I rescue books from a dumpster, I pulled the purple leaves back from the composter. Fifteen minutes later they were ripped into pieces and immersed in boiling water.

Red cabbage = blue water ... a lovely gray blue that is soft, beautiful. I strained the water into a glass peanut butter jar (I love Smucker's). While the liquid cooled, I ran through the house looking for paper that might look better with a blue bath.

I am sad that I couldn't get the true blue that came from this dye. It truly is beautiful and I can't wait to find a way to use it on a card ... or a collage ... or a book! Hopefully that will happen soon!

So nice to be here again. I've missed you, little blog. content with such things as ye have: for God hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5

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