Monday, July 15, 2013

burlap-bee-basket moonday


One burlap-bee-basket has been made. A person could make many in one day if she or he cut the pieces the right size the first time. The pattern by maya*made describes it as a nesting bucket, but I'm going with basket. And it really did go together in a flash. 

Four little oranges in the making, I hope. It's happened before and they've always fallen off. Fingers crossed.

A new half-batch of raw brownies was made, too. This time I substituted dried unsweetened cherries for some of the medjool dates. It is good. I would compare this recipe to a Lara Bar, if you're wondering. Only better. 

I found a forgotten jar of unlabeled dye-bath in the back of a cupboard (my first one ever, I think) and these are the unedited results -- beige, beige with speckles, and dark beige -- actually a really nice set of cloth.

Today is a waxing moonday in the sign of Libra. Sort of feeling like I've been spinning my wheels lately. Frustrated that no matter how fast I moved, nothing (or not enough) seemed to get done. But then, thank goodness, I realized we're in a period of Mercury Retrograde and will be so until July 20 -- and it all made sense. Now I'm thinking that since Mercury only appears to be in reverse, maybe my sense of not getting anything done is an illusion as well. And rather than fighting this feeling, embrace it -- so this week I hope to move slower, look back, review, and then maybe even make a few simple changes. 

To go with the flow.


11 comments:

Nanette said...

Peggy...your bee basket is splendid, and I love all of your little fuzzy hexagons nestled in there...perfect.

Peggy said...

Hi Nanette! -- thanks. Have had a bee theme going lately. ;)

Nancy said...

Peggy~ You've been a busy little bee! Sorry, couldn't resist ;)
I do love the basket...a charming place to gather all of those hexies!

Nat Palaskas said...

Your burlap-bee basket is perfect for your bee project. I think it's good for everything really. That brownies look so yummy. I don't like chocolate, but I do like brownies. Thanks for sharing the link - Hugs Nat

deanna7trees said...

those hexies in the bee basket make me want to get up and do something creative.

Jeannie said...

I am laughing so hard at Deanna's comment! Of all the people I "know" online, I swear she is the busiest and truly creative. :) Your bee basket is fantastic and so appropriate for you bee hexies. The brownies sound interesting and yummy. Thanks for the heads up on Mercury. I feel like the more forward I think I am going, the more behind I get. :)

Peggy said...

Nancy, I'll need to make a larger basket for the hexies! Progress!

Thanks, Nat -- yes, a person can never have too many baskets, now can she? ;)

Deanna! You already do so much. If I was you, I'd need a rest! :)

Peggy said...

From Jeannie:
I am laughing so hard at Deanna's comment! Of all the people I "know" online, I swear she is the busiest and truly creative. :) Your bee basket is fantastic and so appropriate for you bee hexies. The brownies sound interesting and yummy. Thanks for the heads up on Mercury. I feel like the more forward I think I am going, the more behind I get. :)

From Peggy:
Thanks, Jeannie, and I totally agree about Deanna!!! The brownies are not only good, but also satisfying, a most important quality when it comes to sweets. That is exactly what Mercury feels like, from my experience, too.

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely post
sparks thoughts that you live a lovely life
a beautiful basket full of treasure
yummy healthy food
gorgeous dyed fabric
thoughts of the moon and yarrow
thank you ~

handstories.typepad.com said...

what a perfect place for your hexi-puffs!

Deb G said...

So sweet! Love the idea of cherries in replacement of the dates. I am going to try that.