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Monday, February 22, 2016

What is it? The Big Reveal

So here it is...the big reveal LOL!!  This post is to provide you with the answer to "What is it?".  

I want to thank all of you for participating in this "fun photo" post.  I had some laughs over your answers and I hope you did too.

This is where it began that day, boiling my fabrics in tea to stain them.  Once I was finished staining everything, I decided to hang the fabric pieces outside to let them drip for a bit.  Due to the extreme cold, I knew there wasn't any way that they could dry but I at least hoped some of the stain would drip into the snow and not into my house.  I already did that once, and what a mess it left.   I took a few hangers out with the cloth pieces on each of them and hung them on a shovel handle.  The shovel was at a 45 degree angle and frozen into the snow bank so I knew it would support the weight, how handy was that?  (Not so handy if we needed the shovel).   I got busy doing other things and forgot all about the fabric.  When I went outside to retrieve them, everything was frozen solid.  There were a few doilies that had fallen off the hanger into the snow, this is what the picture reflected...a frozen clump of doilies.  The day I did this was when I posted BRRRR!  We had extremely frigid temperatures that day. 

When I am preparing a post, I take way too many photos then pick and choose from there.  I happened to take a photo of this one and once I downloaded it I thought, "that's disgusting!" I definitely can't use this photo.  Then I had an aha moment...maybe I could have some fun with this.  And so I did lol!! 

Congratulations to Karen @ Southern Gal Meets Midwest and Cindi at Cindi's Primitive Country Corner for their answer to the question, they were both very close and nearly got it right on.  Way to go Karen and Cindi!  Sorry, there's no prize today.  Haha, I'm a newbie remember?

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.  Below you will find what the actual item was.


So here it is...there was a large doily and a few of the small ones all stuck together.  In the end, it didn't do any good to hang them outside.  Once they thawed, they were still drenched.  And yes, there was a mess to be cleaned up after they drip dried IN the house.


19 comments:

  1. This is too funny.. Love those dollies.

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  2. I would have never guessed! They turned out lovely, despite it all!

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  3. I wouldn't have guessed either. I should do that with a few of mine. Great idea, but maybe I'll wait for Spring.

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  4. Oh wow I never would have guessed that, they sure do look lovely though when they aren't frozen together :)

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  5. I'm sorry that I missed your post on the guess photo! I had read your original post about something fun coming up, but we had such an eventful weekend, I didn't get back here. although, I never ever would have guessed what it was! My guess would have been something like an old brown bag twisted and left out in the yard with snow on it, lol! So fun, thanks for sharing your projects, they will be amazing! I have done tea staining in years past... it is a delight to do :)

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  6. I would have never of guessed , good one ! Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

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  7. I had no idea!! It is amazing the lengths that we crafters will go to for our art isn't it! xx

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  8. That was fun! I actually did almost the same thing once...I had put tea stained fabric in the dryer once and NEVER AGAIN! I hang them outside now even in the winter and in Minnesota they end up looking a lot like yours!
    Cindi

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  9. You are brave....first to stain the fabrics in tea and then to hang them in freezing weather! I am so scared to stain fabrics that I just don't do it anymore although I love the look. It looks like everything came out okay though!

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  10. Lol, I would have never guessed doilies!!! I have tea stained many things but find instinct coffee is better. Looks great anyway... Blessings Francine.

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  11. Such a funny gal ;) They sure don't look anything like doilies all frozen together.
    Wendy

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  12. I just came across your blog about a week ago and I LOVE it! Very homey and I love seeing your home and the crafts you are doing. You are inspiring me to start sewing again. So many people start a blog and then quit, so I want you to know how much I am enjoying yours and look forward to seeing what you are up to! Sue in IL

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, you just made my day! I'm thrilled that I am inspiring you to sew again, I hope you do. If I haven't sewn in along time, it helps for me to take the smallest, easiest project and just do it. If I can do that, I'm ready to go again. Thank you for following my blog, it means the world to me!

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  13. I agree with AnnMarie about you being brave :) So glad they unfroze and now your doilies look simply lovely!

    Hugs to you!

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  14. That is so very funny! I loved it!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  15. Well that frozen piece is pretty funny...when I was in high school a group of friends and I would go to another friends house to ride the horses for her neighbor because he was getting up in age and couldn't do it himself.....anyway we would usually spend the night and one night we took one of the girls underwire and ran it u dear water ( they were clean) and threw it in the freezer.....the next morning we would ride then go back tot the house for showers.....you can imagine her surprise when she saw her undies!!!! We laughed and laughed. 25+ years later we still giggle about it!!! Your frozen item reminded it of our old day shenanigans!!!! I just did a tutorial on coffee stain, but I have used your method of tea stain as well! Love the grunge look! Thanks for the memory trigger....still laughing!!!

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