Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cranberry dreaming

Ever since Elizabeth over at wrote about cranberry gratitude and mashing cranberry sauce into her journal - which resulted in the most scrumptious shade of...well...cranberry - I've been dreaming about experimenting with my own leftover cranberries.

So today, with all the Thanksgiving company back in their own homes, I dug out the dye pot and hot plate, plugged them in on the deck and set about concocting a home brew of cranberries, blueberries and even a bit of the sauce...cranberry, that is.

The plan is to let the pot simmer until bedtime, then turn it off and let everything cool overnight. I'll unwrap the bundles tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed!


  1. can't wait!
    love your images
    I too am dreaming
    lovely fruity hues...

    xox - eb.

  2. OK - so is it morning time there yet!?!?! I'M keen t0 have a peak! Looks like a heap of fun; hoping you get some great results. F

  3. Fiona - It is morning here...5:16 am as I type. The first thing I did when I woke (way too early) was to unwrap the bundles out on the deck. Problem is that it's still dark here. I promise photos when the sun is up.

  4. eb - There are pale reddish hues to be seen. There's also a dish of cranberry sauce is the fridge that is equal time in the dye pot. More experimenting today...

  5. Oops! That cranberry sauce is "demanding" equal time...

  6. Replies
    1. Lynda, I left the hot plate simmering far too long - forgot about it in fact - and burned all that was in it. The pot had to be thrown away because nothing succeeded in removing the burnt cranberries. The cotton was stuck and burnt in places...which actually isn't bad, the burn marks are interesting...but, well, no more hot plate experiments. The crock pot is much safer!


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