I woke up early this morning to the smell of smoke---went downstairs to find my basement filled with smoke and discovered that one of the pots of wool that I dyed yesterday was left on and the wool was smoldering in the pot. I hardly ever leave a pot on the stove but it was the last pot and I knew that I was going to be dyeing again this morning so I left it on the stove to cool---ha! Instead of the burner getting turned off it was turned to high. The wool was crispy in the pot. The smoke alarm didn't go off. I didn't wake my husband up and he never smelled it. I opened up the whole house and got the fans going and got rid of the smoke pretty quickly but am hoping the smell will go away---fortunately neither the heat or air conditioning was on so it didn't travel through the vents. I have put out odor absorbers and am hoping that it will not have a long lasting effect. The thought of having to wash all the wool in my basement is mind boggling. I have been doing the sniff test and I think I am going to be okay. I read to put our bread slices soaked in vinegar, I have used febreze and baking powder. Fortunately there is no carpet in the basement---I plan to take my rugs outside today to give them a breath of fresh air. This was not on my agenda today as I am busy getting ready for Green Lake Rug Camp and Buckeystown as well.
I ran a 10 K on Sunday and set a new Personal record, doing it in one hour and 42 seconds---I came in 5th in my age group as a lot of the fast runners were doing this one. My neighbor Kelly who is 29 tan it with me and she keeps me going faster than I normally run so my legs are killer sore!
Chelsea and Noah's house is coming along well---here is a picture that she sent me of her kitchen.
She found these cute chairs on Craigslist---not a great picture.
Here are her finished pillows that I made ---they are en route to California.
This is the couch they were made for.
Here is a picture of my booth at the hook-in in Warsaw Mo back on Sept. 8th Thanks Patty and her crew for a great time.
Okay it is time for me to go get busy---hubby is downstairs putting in a new smoke alarm!! Fred the dog is out in my car as the noise drives hom crazy!!! Poor Fred.
today will get better...today will get better...today will get better---will saying it three times make it happen????