My thirteenth moon cloth for December completes 13 eyes to the moon, a sewing ritual that I began in December 2012. This cloth has a crocheted snowflake-turned-moon that my mom made -- it sort of matches the snowflake pillow -- and the star is Venus. The only color is the red on the roof and the door, although the photo has a red tint to the black background, I don't know why or how to change that.
To live and create in sync with moon cycles was my intention (drawing down the moon over on the sidebar). I began each cloth on the full moon, thinking about what was going on in my life at that time. I cut and used all the months from one entire calendar cloth plus one month from a new cloth. Each moon cloth has a moon and a house with an eye to symbolize "an eye to the moon." This was most gratifying stitching and now I'm thinking about what kind of moon-making ritual might be nice for 2014. In 2012, I painted itty-canvases and that was a great experience, as well.
Today is a waxing moonday in Aries. Beginnings are still very much in play with the growing moon plus with the energy and spontaneity of Aries, this next day or two could get exciting. I'm trying to discern between fleeting ideas and those that have staying power, something Aries sometimes lacks.
The sun is shining brightly here today but it's still cold, so I'll be staying in as much as I can. I hope you are happy and comfy wherever you are!
And I'm wondering -- do you have any long-term sewing/making rituals or projects lined up?