My 2015 moon stitch ritual ended with the 13th moon embroidered in the same yellow as the first moon from January of last year. There are now 13 meandering color pathways on this oldish thrifted natural linen runner, about 60" long.
I truly love this piece and think there will always be a place for it somewhere in the house.
Its name is pathways, see how it evolved here.
The endings-are-beginnings idea -- one of the quotes added to my early spring collage project...still in progress.
And with one stitch ritual ended, a new one began -- it's a good thing I wanted to sew more this year because I certainly am doing just that. Golden circles on a gray background seemed right for the moon phase currently in play -- February's moon cloth, the second of 13 moon cloths to be appliqued onto an old white quilt for this year's sewing ritual. The quilt, even though it is in disrepair, is still in use on the bed so safety pins seemed a better option than straight pins until the basting is finished.
Today is a waxing moonday in Cancer and we are having balmy weather in the 60's. Very odd. And I found ants on my little altar table this morning after opening my eyes from meditating. I traced them to the soil of a potted orange tree so the tree was rolled (on wheels) straight outside for a little sun. Under its mossy mulch, the soil was teeming with gnats and little flies and ants. Since it's so nice out today, I'm hoping they all just crawl out of there but if they do stay or come back, there's a thick layer of cinnamon powder sprinkled over the exposed soil. We'll see. I actually can live with the gnats, they really haven't been any bother, I didn't even know they were there. It's the ants. No bueno.
Wishing you a lovely week. xx