Sunday, May 1, 2016

bringing in the may



It's been snowing and/or raining here the past three or four days, I've lost track. Corty's tulips are still standing strong, they close up tightly against the weather. I'm learning that tulips have quite the personality too...the way they flop around when placed in a vase...like they just can't hold still.


The cold frame in the garden is plumb full so some things had to be brought inside -- the mini greenhouses winter-sown with lupine, Mexican primrose and California poppies worked out pretty well considering I've done basically nothing since the day they were planted. I will definitely do it again next winter.


Presenting #4 of the indigo-dyed napkins -- they were quite stained in their previous life. 


A-Maying rituals -- hanging the calendar moon cloth.


And stitching a hawthorn tree drawn onto linen with the magic pen -- the linen has been basted onto a lighter cotton cloth and the blossoms will be pink because that was the color of our first hawthorn tree blossoms.

P.S. Did you know that the white May flower often referred to on Beltane (May Day) is the hawthorn blossom?


Another ritual is bringing in the May with a bouquet of honeysuckle branches.

Lastly, I'm sending you a joyful May with this lovely song. xo





5 comments:

Ms. said...

How lovely....the hawthorn stitching! The May song! the calendar cloth, the tulips!!!!!
We had rain no sun and so the May's begun and well wishes to all sentient beings.

handstories said...

Love to you & Corty's tulips (They are as beautiful as ever).

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

in their own way, tulips are so Primal, Primitive
so
basic

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Intrigued with your hawthorn tree.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This post gives me spring feelings :)