Dyeing wool. This is Salmon which goes into a colorway of ours that is depleted - Twilight Time. I know - not very 'twilight/dim/end of day' feeling, is it? The other colors will mute it, honest.
The annual fabric sale at the Gunlocke outlet store was a good opportunity for me (and lots of other people, apparently!) to take advantage of truly garage sale caliber prices on bolts of high-end upholstery fabric, real leather, faux leather and other odds and ends.
The shorter rolls were on the shelves, the longer rolls - some over my head - were standing against the walls.
The office furniture was all on sale too. New but humdrum items like metal file cabinets, but also tables, chairs, sofas, lecterns, cabinets, bookcases, etc.
The fabric was selling for $1 a yard but you had to take the whole bolt as it was, some large, some only a few yards still rolled on. On the other hand, they didn't actually measure the yardage, just low balled the likely figure. I bought one bolt for the quoted $30 when the roll clearly said fifty-six yards! For less than $50 I bought three coordinating fabrics that are destined to be the new backdrop and table coverings for my vendor booth at fiber festivals. After all these years my 'look' will be cohesive! (Some assembly required. Heh.)
If I'd had a brain in my head I would have looked for fabric to reupholster our aging living room couch. Oh well, next time.
Early in the week the honey bees swarmed again! Or, it may have been the first swarm taking another try at actually leaving. I've heard that sometimes a swarm changes its collective mind and goes back to the home hive to try again in the near future. Maybe the queen has to go back and check that the stove's off or something. But this hive seems big enough that it could really have put out two broods. Either way, it was a good day to swarm.
"Good grief, something else for me to be in charge of!"
What a good girl.