My Best Helper

July 16, 2014

When The Canadian Contingent visits I get a great helper.  Ellie is ready to help Southern Grandma do just about anything!  In fact, when they come in the door, the first thing she usually says is to ask me, “What are you going to do with me today?”

We have a great time puttering around in the kitchen, doing crafts of one kind or another, and Ellie also helps do the outside animal chores.

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Dyeing Queen Anne’s Lace

July 15, 2014

If you’re not familiar with Queen Anne’s Lace, it’s a wildflower that grows in fields and along side roads.  It’s white, so that makes it a prime candidate for dyeing it different colors.

When I was a kid, we used liquid food dye to do the job.  I don’t know if those dyes are off the market now, or just not in local stores, but I couldn’t find them anywhere.  And I wanted to dye some flowers as a crafty project to do with granddaughter Ellie when they were visiting here earlier this month.

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