I might be late in planting my garden but I'm way ahead on freezing wild garden greens. This morning I snipped the tops off the lamb's quarters, Chenopodium album, growing in one of the vegetable beds and made up the first packets of the year for the freezer. This is how.
I've decided to use pomegranate seeds in the red knitted goddess, instead of the whole pomegranate. Even though the shell was hard and it seemed to be completely dried out, the seeds were still juicy -- it'll take a few days in the sun to dry them out enough to use. There's a reason I want to incorporate the essence of pomegranate that I'll write about next week.
Today is a Full Moon in Sagittarius and these fabrics seem right for the next moon cloth. The dotted ones almost belong together, don't they? The top one is a purchased cotton remnant and the piece right below it is silk shantung dyed with St. Joan's Wort last summer. The May moon vibe is yellow (to me), that much seems clear.
Hoping to get all my dye bundles out of their dye-pots, unfurled, labeled and organized this weekend. I'm so anxious to experiment with all the fresh leaf and flower goodness offered by the Green Nation -- starting with the pansies who are rioting out there right this very minute.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Full Moon! xo