Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sharing Indigo Tie-Dye!

 Friday brought some hard news and some great visitors!   I learned at the doctors today what I have been pretty sure was happening to me-all of the odd symptoms of the last few months just fell into place when I realized what I am dealing with is Multiple Sclerosis.  I was prescribed some new medicine to help with the numbness and tingling and PAIN symptoms.  Family sure helped to ease the transition from 'denial' to 'lets work on this to manage it' mode!  More posts on this as I get more tests and God unfolds His plan for me in all of this.
 Today, we had a girls' project:  tie dyeing some t-shirts with the left over Indigo!  We put down lots of floor protection since it was thunder storming outside and got to work!  (play?)
 We did some dipping experiments and some tying off designs.
 Also some intricate folding and swirling;  some shirts were dipped quickly and some for longer to get different shades of the blue.
 We hung up the shirts to drip dry for awhile and then put them in the dryer to set the color.  Then we went for a walk because the sun came out!
 The kids loved the run while we tried to keep up with them!  We wound down the hike with a sandbox time while all the adults sat around and watched!
 Great Grandpa and Grandma loved the time with the babies!
Here's the results of the t-shirts!  We have plans for many more!!!

News Flash-the Sandhill cranes are off the nest with their TWO  chicks!  They are just beginning to venture out with them so I will be doing my best to get a picture of the happy family!


  1. My bestie has had MS forever and is doing great. She is in her late 60's and looks and acts 40! The secret is to stay positive and to take care of yourself like it's your full time job. They've come a long way in options for treatment-so seek out the best in care and stick with it.

    Those shirts look amazing on your beautiful family!

  2. What fun! Those t-shirts turned out really beautiful.

    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but your attitude sounds good. If it's not one thing, it's another, isn't it? That's what we get for living so long.

  3. I admire the way you take the bad news - surely it must help to stay positive and keep living as best you can?
    and I love the indigo t-shirts, partner look for the family, yay:) take care

  4. Isn't indigo the best? Also, if you want to blue deeper in color, you can always redip it.

    Love seeing the babies playing!

  5. Somehow I missed this post about you having MS. I will be praying for you as you search for the best treatment options.

  6. Love how everyone gets a hand-dyed t-shirt! What great memories for all concerned.


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