|ditch bouquet xo|
That reddish stuff is prolific everywhere right now. It really stands out. My daughter and I brought some home (likely a noxious weed so no one was arresting us). Once it was in my hands it just looked brown. I'm surprised how red it looks form a distance. I'm definitely putting this into some upcoming art work. I just need to find the right fibres.
|curly dock on my deck|
It was interesting to see it up closer. It has little ruffled leaves each with a teeny tiny seedpod nestled inside. These plants grow VERY tall. This is just the tip top of one. We took some thistles too (again... no arrests were made).
|what an interesting specimen! (color is too pink, taken in indoor light at night)|
The tips even have some blue on them. That was a couple of days ago. This morning, I took some raw silk knitting yarn and a little spoonful of purple Dye-na-flo dye & water... and tada! I have my own custom matched silk embroidery threads. SWEET! And SO easy. I don't love dying fabric, (or... I am not good at it) but dying threads and ribbons is super simple. It takes minutes to do, and minutes to clean up. Bonus.
|hand picked thistle. hand dyed silk. Perfect match!|
Have a great Sunday. : ) I think I'll spend my day outside working (and playing) in the yard.