Sunday, November 9, 2008

This is a photo of a very cool large rusty thing close to the housing addition in which I live. I've probably passed it hundreds of times in the four years we've lived here, but just noticed it last week.

Although it doesn’t strictly have anything to do with threads, it certainly does have something to do with rust dyeing fabric!

Whatever it was originally, it has most recently been used as an incinerator. You can see the level at which the paint on the outside has burned off from the inside, leaving the lower trunk rusty. It almost looks like raku!

My fingers are crossed the distributors will want to pick up my line of rust-dyed fabrics and supplies and this will be called into service to rust yards of fabric at a time!!

It's been cool and overcast all day—with an occasional flurry of snowflakes. The perfect day to stay in bed with a good book! I started reading Christopher Paolini's third book in his four-book series Brisingr.

In my younger days, I was a voracious reader. These days, it's quite a treat to read for fun and can only carve out the time once or twice a year. I skipped church and felt very decadent, reading like a lady of leisure.

Tomorrow, it's back to work, but today, just for today, it really felt good to snuggle by the fireplace with a book!