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Sunday, September 24, 2017

A lovely weekend

I had an extremely stressful week last week.  Monday and Tuesday were long days taken up with back to back meetings at work that were not fun.  Then I had a ton of work to do the rest of the week and hubby was away from Wednesday on.  Although I like having time to myself, I was too tired to do anything constructive with it and my diet deteriorated rapidly as I didn't have to cook for him.  So I was ready for some fun this weekend!

On Saturday a group of us got together to do some talking and scarf dyeing and a little bit of sewing.  It was supposed to be a lot of sewing but the talking took over ๐Ÿ˜‚.  I took a few pics of the scarf dyeing in process.  This is the same method we learned about in Saskatchewan in the spring.  You can read about the process here



I wasn't happy with how my scarf turned out, so I redyed it this morning. 


I didn't get a great photo of the overall scarf, but here are a couple of closeups that give you an idea of the detail.


Seeded Eucalyptus 


Raspberry leaves

This afternoon we went for a bike ride to the cranberry patch with our neighbours.


And we came home with lots of cranberries.  Here are a couple of trays ready to go in the freezer.


So all in all it was a very pleasant weekend and I feel ready to tackle work again this week.  Only three days and then I am off to a four day retreat.  YAY!  So I'll see you hopefully next weekend with some sewing updates to show. 

I hope your weekend was equally as relaxing and fun.

Janet 





10 comments:

  1. Your scarf looks gorgeous Janet. What a great crop of cranberries - do you use them in pies? Have a great week and enjoy your retreat. xx

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  2. Cranberry jelly!!! Lovely scarf dying, what a great method.

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  3. Those cranberries look wonderful and fresh. Glad you got creative to relax xx

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  4. Always fun to play with friends.. your scarf looks great.
    Wonderful couple of trays of fresh cranberries...enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  5. Glad you had a lovely weekend after a tough week... those cranberries look yummy! I had a sudden thought... would they work for dyeing scarves? xx

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  6. Pretty scarf but it looks like a lot of work. Lucky you to have those beautiful cranberries available. Have fun at the retreat.

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  7. Oooh, cranberry jam and cranberry scones ... yummy. I'd have to go a long way on a bike to find such a treasure. Fun to talk and mess around with friends. Eating alone has been a great way to lose weight, though that was not my plan.

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  8. Your scarf is pretty. I love cranberries. Must be time i made sone more biscuits with cranberries in them. :). Hugs, xx

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  9. Lovely scarf and those cranberries look so yummy . Sounds like a real fun weekend .

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  10. This was SOOOO much fun. I think I quilted for 5 minutes, and laughed for 8 hours. :-)
    Thanks for showing us how to make these scarves.

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