I know I've been absent from the blogging scene lately. You see things have been going a little nutty here in more ways than one! I have been having thyroid issues again. The good Doc is trying to get me straightened out and has set me up to go see an Endocrinologist. I guess I knew this would be my ultimate fate. The medication I'm on works for awhile and then my symptoms which are severe fatigue, severe aching in my legs, and general feelings of depression come back.
To make a long story short I have been feeling like crap. Some days it's a struggle to put one foot in front of the other. As of last weekend the medication adjustment must be helping a little as I actually felt like doing something today!
So guess what I did!
Well, Lauren over at Rugs and Pugs was kind enough to send me a box full of Black Walnuts. I've always been curious about them as it seems we don't have many Black Walnut trees growing around here. I've always wondered about making dye for wool out of them. So sweet Lauren gathered up some nuts to send and while she was at it tucked in one of her awesome 'Rug Hooker' silver spoon necklaces she makes! Now how's that for being sweet!? The necklace is sweet as can be and is a permanent part of my studio decor when I'm not wearing it! Thank-you Lauren!
So those nuts sat around here for a few days with me looking at them and wondering how the heck do I make dye from them?