Wednesday, May 1, 2013

a dandelion bookcloth


Since we had Dandelion Italiano the other night, I decided to stitch a little dandelion book cloth. My wool choices for the bottom layer have all been eco-dyed -- the top right is from red wine, the blue is from black beans and the rust from onion skins -- but the other two elude me for now.

You can see in the photos how much dandelion leaves shrink during the cooking process for Dandelion Italiano, but I assure you it is worth the effort.

The view out the sewing room window a little while ago -- and it's still snowing. Happy May Day!


8 comments:

deanna7trees said...

you captured the dandelion perfectly. we went from 87 degrees to the 50s today and lots of gusty winds. amazing that you still have snow.

Peggy said...

Thanks, Deanna. That's quite a shift in temperature for you, too. It's beginning to feel like a never-ending cycle, a few days in the 70's and then snow, over and over. Maybe we won't have to ration water this summer after all!

Chris said...

Can't wait to gather enough dandelions for this dish! Thanks, Peggy!

Els said...

O, my .... snowing ? in May ? that much ....? (poor you)

Nancy said...

That little dandelion is so sweet! And the snow, my goodness. I have another friend in Denver, so I got to see her beautiful white view too!
here it is HOT (94), record breaking actually. And super windy...therefore- wild fires. 2 today. One is already at over 8000 acres :(

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

It sounds like we all could use a little dandelion this Spring. Great recipe!
The snow looks horrible, we're having a great Spring here, thank-goodness.

Marie said...

beautiful dandelion! It is so good for us...
I learned that that the dandelion appears where the ground needs calcium. People try to kill it off, but it is so beautiful and only trying to heal the earth...take care xo <3

Peggy said...

Chris, glad you're so inclined. :)

Els, it's been crazy like this the entire month of April. Still a little nippy out there, too!

Nancy, I saw in the paper this morning that there are six fires now! Nothing near you, I hope?

Kathy, thanks and happy spring to you, enjoy it to the fullest!

Marie! Thanks, I love dandelion, too. My neighbors probably think too much so. You're so right, it's powerfully healing and teaches persistence, too.