Sunday, July 4, 2010

Beet It!

I harvested beets today and pickled them. My DH and I love pickled beets. I ended up with 13 quarts so that should last us for the year. I hated to see all that beet juice go to waste so I tried using it as a dye. First I boiled muslin, lace, thread, rickrack, old doilies, etc. in 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water for 1 hour. Then I put everything in a pot with the beet juice and boiled for a couple of hours. Now I'm going to leave it set overnight. I'll see what it looks like tomorrow when I get home from work and hope it's not raining so I can hang it all on the line.

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