|I pinned it on this denim shirt to give you an idea of how he looks ...|
I also spent a little time dyeing wool with marigolds. Will add a "page" at right on "how to dye with marigolds" as I have time to pour the pix in here ... It is fun to dye this way but takes time (waiting, waiting, waiting). I think I'll try dyeing with tomato leaves and vines, too; supposed to make a nice green even though it's sort of fugitive. But I really needed the yellows. The greens? Not so much ... we'll see.
We finally got over to Madison. It was just a beautiful day and I gotta say this is my time of year! I love the blue, blue skies and the clear air. We walked the whole downtown and stopped at a few interesting shops. Wendell did spend a little time sitting on benches, waiting for me, at some places. But all in all he did good! (LOL!) My favorite place was the Galena Garlic Company where I got some interesting olive oil, smoked paprika, and a Greek meat rub. Also found a cute little enamel saucer (it's shown in the Uncle Sam picture below) at a antique store I could only describe as a jumble!
|Of course you gotta go see the Lanier Mansion when you're in Madison. They have refurbished it since we were there last. I should have taken a picture from the porch, facing the river, which is to my back in this picture ...|
|Here's an Uncle Sam whirligig Neil White made. I LOVE it! (the little enamelware saucer I mentioned is holding the candle)|