Monday, September 15, 2014

moonday disappearing acts


Today is a waning half moonday in Gemini. That means half the moon is visible now but in less than a week's time, it will disappear into darkness once again. Nature has begun her disappearing act, too -- the winds are already scattering leaves and other dried-up plant debris. Everyday something different in the garden completes its life cycle -- there are fewer tomatoes ripening now, the peppers are done, the cucumbers are done and gone, even bean production has come to a halt. I'm happy that it's time for some cozy autumn home-keeping projects though -- I even like fall cleaning -- way better than spring cleaning.

I could not bear to work anymore on that dyers coreopsis eco-printed wool for September's moondala. It was so busy, it made me dizzy. Even though I stitched on it for several hours before realizing it wasn't right, I decided to go ahead and switch it out with different piece of dyers coreopsis wool, but this time a solid. Things are moving along much better now.

Almost two quarts of elderberries were harvested and popped into the freezer, enough for a few batches of elderberry syrup. And I don't know how I could do such a thing, but I accidentally put a hank of Japanese indigo-dyed wool yarn into the washer and the dryer! Oh dear.

The smudge sampler basket is ready to work some magic, part of my fall house-cleaning/clearing maybe? xx


10 comments:

liniecat said...

Now elderberries have worked really well with brambles in my vodka lol
last years batch is really rather tasty !
Wise choice I reckon on switching that fabric, if it sent your eyes all skwiffy lol

Ladka said...

I love the orange yarn wound around the peg. I wonder if it is wool or cotton. Am I right to suppose you got it with dyer's coreopsis?

Els said...

Love your pictures .... the elderberries are great ;-)

Peggy said...

Lyn, blackberries and elderberries together? That sounds really good! Than after the vodka is infused and the berries strained out, how do you drink it -- mixed with water or straight on ice? Do you keep it in the freezer? You're giving me ideas.....

Peggy said...

Thanks, Els! I may have to try some of Lyn's vodka up there too. ;)

Peggy said...

Ladka, the pegs are all cotton embroidery floss -- I didn't dye them but the color you refer to is nearly the exact color that the flowers imprinted on the wool I gave up on. I'm amazed that coreopsis gives so much color -- like the yellow cosmos you just used. Autumn is wild and electric!

jude said...

always beauty here.

Deb G said...

Catching up on your posts and I keep thinking all those beautiful colors...

Nancy said...

That moon pic is gorgeous! And I can smell the sage from here...Mmmmm...

handstories said...

Your bowl of elderberries are so beautiful…
After a few hours of stitching on a new piece-mine went wrong, too. I'm hoping I can salvage it. I hope your pretty yarn can be used in some way.