Twice a year my pal Judy and I have had the good fortune to spend a few days with our very good friend Kate at her place on Folly Beach.It's common knowledge that I'm definitely the most directionally challenged person in the universe.....but wait....Judy Simmons is another one. Honestly, no matter where we go together....even if we've been there numerous times before....we always, and I mean always take a wrong turn. Every trip from Asheville to Folly Beach, unless Kate is in the car with us....we miss the turn off to go over the bridge to Folly.....and we are always flabbergasted that we missed it. This time we didn't.....and it's documented here.
BUT.....that didn't mean our trip was flawless, oh heck no! From Asheville to Charleston, it's basically a straight shot south on I26. Alas.....somehow we ended up going West on I95...toward Savannah. Seriously!! No one can make this up. If there is a choice of roads encountered while driving....whatever I say.....one should ALWAYS do the exact opposite. Why I even express an opinion is a mystery since I'm rarely correct. But since Judy is no better, well....our outings are always good for laughs and logging unnecessary miles backtracking. And before I go onto to another subject......I should confess.....we found ourselves going South when we should have gone North.....as we were driving home. Totally true!
This is the view from Kate's deck.....what's not to love....unfortunately she still has a lot of debris left in the marsh from the recent hurricane.
Since we dyed fabric non-stop for 3 days, there's a lot to report....therefore I'll be sharing our results in several posts.
So....what the heck is this?? Each of us (unplanned) dyed a garment. My idea was to first dye the long sleeved white t-shirt in iron water and then over dye in indigo. Instead of a pretty rust color I got a drab pewter/brownish.....still have NO idea how that happened.
But after removing all the rubber bands, I dipped it in our indigo pot and here it is drying....actually it's really not too bad, though not what I was aiming for.
Here's Judy's....she had previously rusted her t-shirt and brought it to indigo dye.....lovely isn't it?!Kate got into the act by accordion pleating a lightweight cotton cardigan.
A larger than desired white area remained on the back so she used a foam brush to transfer a bit more indigo dye onto it. Clever girl!!I also brought along a very faded and stained pair of shorts to over-dye.
Now I have like new indigo shorts....or will when they are dry.We divvy up the meal responsibilities...and we eat well....This was lunch prepared by Judy.....peppers/tomatoes from her large garden, along with chicken and shrimp salad.
We all just love how the fading sun plays on the marsh grass as seen from Kate's dock.
The day ends.....we are happy, pooped, and have blue fingers.
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