Yesterday I washed the lace I’ll be using on my Blessed Mother fabric painting. Today I dyed it.
I used Rit fabric dye and did it in two batches because my pot wasn’t big enough to hold all the lace at once. I let each one soak for an hour. Just boiling the water took a while. So while I waited, I did three months’ worth of bookkeeping.
I didn’t expect this to take all day, but it did.
In a way.
I took a walk at three after feeding the animals. And soon after that, it was dark out. I just can’t seem to get myself to do much work after 4:30 so far this week. Once it gets dark I lose my energy. I know it will pick up again as the winter moves on. I also know from years past that this is one of those quiet, slow weeks.
Lots of people are away, off from work and school, and getting ready to celebrate the New year.
So I’ve decided not to fight it but take advantage of it. I’m not exactly on vacation, but I’m taking it slow and easy.