Monday, November 7, 2011

A Funfilled Weekend

I had another wonderful weekend in Seattle with my Terry.  I took the bus down this time and it was uneventful.

I took this picture of an old shipwreck on my way home today on the train. 

Aren't these just amazing??

Last Week, Terry had noticed these mushrooms growing in the garden of his parking lot at work.  I got all excited and insisted on a bike ride there to collect them.
No, don't get excited.  I'm not going to eat them,

Look at this amazing color.

Here's all 4 types we collected.
I'm going to dye fiber with them!!!

Here are those big guys bubbling away in my crock pot.  Yes, this one is dedicated to dying fibers.
I'm going to get as much color out of these as I can, and then try some fiber in the pot tomorrow.
I didn't have time today because no sooner had I gotten home, the power went out!  It was out for 4 hours.  By the time it came back on, I was wearing about 5 layers of clothing and wrapped up in an alpaca blanket, napping in my glider.

Alas, I still had to deal with these.  Remember I just put all my canning gear away?  Sigh.  I just can't stand to see produce go to waste.  These are from my fields, grown by Growing Washington organic farmers.  There are three colors of beets buried under there also.
The carrots are going to be beautiful pickled.  I like the many colors they come in.


Barb said...

I can't wait to see the colors you will get after dying...glad you had a good week-end.

Pat said...

Now I'd never have thought of using mushrooms as fiber dye.....but I'm betting you get some excellent results. Sorry about the power loss and having to be chilly for several hours because of it. :(

andsewon said...

Now what colors will come from these? Never knew you could do that with 'rooms!!Hard frosts got DH's kale and mustard greens. Burr I bet you were cold! Where is Terry when ya need him... hehehee!

Pie Lady Pat said...

Looking forward to the results of the mushroom dye! And, yes, the variety of colors of carrots will be so pretty pickled in jars... good idea!