Saturday, April 25, 2009

We went to the Apopka plant and craft sale today. It is a great plant sale as all the nurseries and growers in the area are there and you see very unusual plants. It is alway so tempting to me but knowing we are leaving in 2 weeks and have no room to carry anything home I have to curtail my urges. It was a pleasant day to just be out wandering around. We bought hot dogs, pop and chips from a little league group and that was lunch. Sat. night is always pizza night for us and we just finished. We will top it off with ice cream later. We try to keep the ice cream down to once a week. I have high cholesterol and have to watch it. Harv's is low but he has to watch his weight not getting physical exercise anymore.

What I really wanted to tell you about is at the flea market last week I found 2 packages of white rick rack shot with silver. I usually buy the white and dye it and wondered if the silver would take it. Well it took it very well. I dyed a piece pink and the silver metallic stayed silver and looks good. What I did find out and want to warn you about is I used the dyes that we put the fabric, lace, etc. in the microwave to dry. I thought of the silver so wrapped the tape in about 3 thicknesses of paper towel and put a glass of water in there also. After a few seconds I heard sparks so shut it off immediately and dried it with a hair dryer. There is enough metal in there that it cannot be dried in there. I took a pic of the white original and the pink I dyed. Actually if you look at yesterdays post it was the pink I used on the curved piece. Not sure if the silver showed or not. Hope it does in this pic. At least we now know we can dye it and still retain the silver sparkle. I will be using this dyed in various colors throughout the quilt.

Have a great rest of the weekend all.

1 comment:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What do you use to dye with? Just curious - not planning on doing any dyeing in the near future, but you never know!