Tuesday, January 21, 2014
With the waning moon, I feel less like starting anything new now. I continue to stitch a few rounds here and knit a few rounds there. Doing some sorting and filling a box for Goodwill. Thinking about projects a little but just a little. Collecting materials. Reading and reflecting more. Noticing words I've not used before. Ingathering, like Talula up there with her thoughts.
I had the idea that a flower bouquet a month might be nice -- first in a vase and then on cloth. So far, I've used November's flowers and December's eucalyptus and this bouquet is January's.
The results from dyeing with avocado, I like the two pieces on the right the best, peachy wool and silk velvet, dyed with fresh avocado peels. The pieces to the left were dyed in frozen peels and pits together and turned out to be more drab. There was enough of the frozen dye-bath to dye a set of napkins but I decided to wait for a better color for them.
5 pomegranates from last autumn still drying. One rattles a little so they're getting close. Pinning bright hearts on the black velvet long cloth, I guess it's a heart cloth now.