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3pmp
Slocan, BC
(Zone 3a)

October 18, 2010
8:34 AM

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Hi Sharon, It has been a rough week for me with everything happening at once. I went to the Doctor to get a spot taken off of my finger which required freezing and then the operation. After the freezing wore off then the pain came which nearly knocked me out. I am now doing much better with my healing process at work. I have to type using just one finger of my other hand so it is a long task but I manage somehow. We have just had two days of frost here which brought everything outside to a halt. My remaining pumpkin will have to ripen indoors over the next few weeks. I can remember doing tie dyed t shirts in school. Would this be something similar? Have you had a chance to read the poem yet.

Alan(3pmp)
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 19, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #8164034

Hi Alan,

Hope your finger is much better by now, and I hope your pumpkins are ripening, even though indoors.

The poem was fun, good job! And I love your dressed pumpkin. He looks like a bandit for sure.

Plant dyes are usually a little lighter in pigment than the dyes that are purchased, but still fun to do. And yes, I've used them in tie dyeing, but again, they produce a lighter color than regular dyes. Tie dyeing was a big thing back in the 60's, but I think it's still fun for many.

Thanks,
Sharon

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