Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Big Tea Party

DH and I had the day off together with no real plans, except to do something fun. So we hopped in the truck and drove to Boulder. We heard about the Celestial Seasonings tour and wanted to see what it was all about.


It was so much fun! There was alot that we learned about tea, and it's history, how it is made, and all the flavors. I can't even begin to describe the Mint Room.

Story board

But even more than that, is all the original artwork in the gallery.

Original Artwork

Original Artwork

Original Artwork

There was a contest to design teapots. Some are very interesting. They are on display as well.



The best part was the tea sampling. You can taste as many flavors as they have on the "menu" that day. we tasted at least 20 flavors. My favorite was Chocolate Rasberry Bliss. DH liked the Sweet Coconut Thai Chai and the Canadian Vanilla Maple. There were so many interesting flavors! And I am not even a big tea drinker.

more pics here.

So, if you are ever in Boulder, stop by and take the tour...

Sleepytime Bear

...even if it's just to see the Sleepytime Bear!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dye Day Creations

So we had our annual knit group Dye Day at Christy's house.
It starts out all normal and calm.
There is the potluck food - wonderful as always ladies!
Video games, music, knitting, etc
We dye yarn, fiber, and some sock blanks.

Panda Toes sock blank

Knit Picks sock blankKnit Picks sock blank

I dyed some cotton placemats and a couple of the girls did T-shirts.

Hand Dyed PlacematsHand Dyed PlacematsHand Dyed Placemats

Then, I think one of my blanks is just way too boring. But I was out of ideas on how to spice it up. So I told Christy to just do her thing with it. I said, just do what you want. So she starts to paint a picture on it with some dye and an eye dropper. Looked what the result was...FANTASTIC!

Butterfly painted sock blank

Butterfly painted sock blank

After the butterfly, we were having so much fun with this technique, she did a dragonfly...

Dragonfly painted sock blank

Then a dragon...

Dragon painted sock blank

It was too much fun!
One of the best Dye Days ever!
The creative juices were flowing!
I saw a true artist at work!
It was AMAZING!!!
WOW, can hardly wait to knit up the butterfly!!!
It will be a one-of-a-kind pair of socks that is for sure!