I love reading back through my blog: for me, it's a record of life lived. Scrolling through old entries, I found this photo of work I did two years ago. Bill had gone to Houston, and since I could skip cooking and washing dishes, I put the time into dyeing. The fiber shown here was dyed with Sabraset, and zapped in the microwave. Some of these fiber pieces are batts I've carded (a blend of Merino and a mystery wool); I rainbow-dyed them by laying the pre-soaked batts on plastic wrap, squirting the dye onto the wet fiber, and then folding the plastic wrap over to make a longish coil. The solid colors were immersion dyed in quart jars in the microwave. Just now, I don't have time to dye, but it only takes a moment to admire a colorful photo and imagine myself back in that moment of satisfying creation.
Reading Note, from Marcus Aurelius: Our lives are dyed the color of our imaginations.