Friday, January 30, 2009

Wonderful Prize and bad dye day

This week, Brenda of Pumpkin Patch Primitives held a contest for those of us in her yahoo group. We had to name the pattern she was working on and the winner got a copy of the pattern. Well, I went through every page on her shop and found it, lol. I couldn't believe I was the first to answer, considering my server was being slow that night.

Today I got my package and I can't believe how quick it came. I was expecting a pattern, but Brenda sent along a package of goodies and all items I love and needed. I have bowl fillers and with the new items, not enough filler, so now I have more pumpkins to add to my mix. I also need prim candles and cannot find good ones around here and she sent me three. Plus, a beautiful bundle of hand dyed wools. All that along with the pattern. I love the pattern and it will be so fun to make. I feel like I won the lottery;) Be sure to check out Brenda's shop. She has great prim patterns from all the best designers, wonderful fabrics and great deals.

Now for those who may have misunderstood my title and thought I had a prize, keep your eyes out on my blog. I am nearing the 100th post and will be doing a contest soon.

I thought I would accomplish something today and pulled out a bunch of wools to over dye. I need lots of black for my big runner and grabbed all different types of thrift wools. Well, so much for my big plans. I only got a small batch that turned black enough to use and the rest would not dye right and was too thin. This is wool, I always check my tags and do the burn test, but for some reason, some wools will not dye right. So, those will go in the craft pile. They are great for backings, penny rugs and I may even use some in a scrap rug. I have another pile in the dryer, and some darkened, but not the right shades of black. I really wanted my runner to be consistent, but being so large, I cannot afford that much new wool. I will use what I have and see what happens;)


This Country Girl said...

Congratulations on your great win! And I'll be watching for your 100th post!

I've never tried a penny rug or anything with wool, but I love the looks of them! Someday...

Have a great weekend!

Plumruncreek said...

Isn't that the way it goes. Some days when you dye everything comes out great. Other days it seems nothing comes out right. LOL!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Sweet kitties!
Sandra Evertson

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

your precious kittys are so adorable..give them a love from me..and thanks again for your opinion..I am going with the ribbon....;)

Jacque said...

Hey fun to win a gift, hey??? I haven't dyed much wool thinking I'll have plenty of not so good dye days coming up.