Monday, June 17, 2013

a boro bobble moonday


The roses are excellent in these whereabouts, maybe due to the fact that last year was pretty much a wash. I'm collecting Gertrude Jekyl blooms that have already peaked to dry on screens. Their fragrance is heavenly and the house will soon smell like a rose garden.

I stitched one tiny boro bobble this afternoon -- thinking future ones should be made using only scraps of cloth and threads from the thread nest.  It's a sweet little project.

Chamomile is thought to be a plant doctor in the garden so I probably won't cut any more of its flowers this summer -- I want it to go to seed now in order to re-naturalize itself. For some reason, it nearly disappeared from my garden except for the one that grew alongside a kale plant in the cold frame. These few flowers I cut will be just enough for a few cups of tea -- you only use the flower heads for tea so any stems or foliage will come off. When I squished one of the puffy centers, it gave a nice apple aroma like a freshly-cut Granny Smith, so I know it will make good tea. (A plant doctor has a beneficial effect on nearby plants.)

Today is a waxing moonday in the sign of Libra. Balance, beauty, and the use of color are enhanced under a Libra moon. To me, that means feathering my nest.



10 comments:

deanna7trees said...

beautiful bowl of roses. and chamomile...i must plant some. lovely.

Jeannie said...

The basket of roses is so beautiful. I swear I can smell them. I have a few ancient roses that only bloom once, but their scent is heavenly. Have you ever made rose beads? My Gram had a necklace made of them and they were wonderful. I didn't know that about camomile! I have to admit, it has become a little too eager in my garden. I love the little daisy flowers. xo

Ms. said...

Oh a sweet post and chamomile soothes me just to see, the fragrance alone calms and centers me in spirit. you do live in a magical spot,

Chris Parmentier said...

Oh. . . "thread nests" and "plant doctors": thank you for these lovely uses of language and their wonderful definitions, Peggy, AND for the scent of roses. I, too, have been enjoying bringing in roses with their velvety beauty and various scents before collecting their dropping petals in a basket.

Nancy said...

Beautiful flowers...
We have lots of chamomile in the 'back 40'!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I haven't heard of boro bobbles, too fun and cute. They would make great present toppings (for women who appreciate hand-stitching.
Have you dyed fabric with your chamomile? Mine turned out a beautiful creamy yellow.

Marie said...

I always love to use my "thread nest" when I can...so much loveliness going on over here! Happy Summer!
xo <3

deemallon said...

I am so envious of your roses!

What a sensual post - I can smell the chamomile, the roses, and of course see them, too.

Peggy said...

Thank you, everyone. Wishing you flowers everyday. xx

Deb G said...

Exceptionally good year for the roses here too. I need to pick some more of the cabbage rose. Love your bobble!