Monday, November 25, 2013
half a moonday
November's calendar moon cloth is coming along. Those trims are from the 1970's when my mom worked at a fabric and sewing machine store called Designer's Fabric Center in Dickinson, North Dakota. It was the place to go for high-quality fabric and Viking sewing machines and she loved working there. When the store closed, she bought what seemed like half the inventory, more than she could use during her lifetime, including a big steel pattern cabinet with those huge drawers. I sure wish I had that right now. After my mom passed, my sister and I took turns choosing fabric, patterns, buttons, trims galore -- what we could pack in suitcases or seemed worth shipping -- and still ended up leaving a bunch that went to auction. Anyway, I think the orange and gold pompom trim might work on the moon cloth, a 70's vibe for sure.
Just some other things I've been doing -- it seems a person can grow English holly here in Colorado and even get those beautiful red berries if the plant is placed in a spot with heavy shade. We grow Oregon holly here, no problem, but I didn't know we could grow English holly. Keeping Ms. Holly alive in the house until spring is the challenge for now. A red squirrel nutcracker was fun to wrap for a holiday party last week. Can anyone look at that squirrel without smiling?
It's planting time for the paperwhites -- various containers, gravel, planting mix and moss. Nice to get my fingernails dirty again. Winter weather has set in here -- by the time these bulbs bloom, we'll be craving all things green.
Today is a waning moonday in Virgo. Fittingly, to go with the half-moon cloth, it is also a half-moon day. Waning moon energy helps us to take care of the business at hand, tie up loose ends, and let go of the unnecessary or the unachievable -- while Virgo enhances problem-solving, practical decision-making, and a mighty work ethic. These are qualities that I will need over the next few days.
Wishing you a nice week.