These eggs don’t really have much to do with this post, but I think they’re so enchanting, I wanted to share them with you!
Yesterday morning, I made a wee bit more coffee than was absolutely necessary for one mid-sized woman, so I decided it was time to do a little experimenting. While I typically coffee stain my finished punch needle pieces and my paper tags, I’ve been wanting to try staining a completed hooked rug. So, I hooked up this little sampler of neutrals, with help from my friend, Otis.
I gathered together a few other pieces to stain….
and, layered them in a baking dish, immersing them in my left-over joe.
It won’t take long for the tags and punch needle to soak up the stain, so in the meantime, I set my oven to 250* and look out the window for a while….
What a beautiful sight ~ can you see the Pileated Woodpecker on the tree?
I will bake my tags for 10 minutes or so, and the punch needle piece a little longer. Sometimes, I forget that I’ve got something in the oven and then disaster strikes… there’s not much one can do with a crispy punch needle… so today I’ll set my timer.
Won’t you join me?
…hoping your day is filled with something sweet….