Monday, February 11, 2013

heart cloth moonday

Whenever I hesitate to get things I've made out of storage, I think of my mom. She made afghans and doilies and quilts, miscellaneous hand-stitched decorative items, and dozens of painted landscapes. Most of it was wrapped in plastic and put into the closet or the basement and I always think of that as being such a loss.

Which leads me to something I made a while back, a heart cloth completed on 02/02/02. (I downsized the photo because otherwise it's so bright it makes my eyes hurt.) Made from a pattern and embellished with some of my mom's vintage jewelry, it comes out of the closet once in a while. To tell the truth, it's just too valentiney to keep up for very long, I'm wondering if I should give it an overhaul or leave it be.

The African violets are so full and lush and have bloomed for so long -- just one more photo.

The moon cloth is being held up by my sewing buddy. On to other things now.

Today is a waxing moonday moving into the sign of Aries tomorrow (2/12/13). Aries is a fire sign and that means energy, intensity, action and impatience.  Fun new projects are easily begun now and existing ones more easily brought to completion. Emotionally, things can get exciting.

Aries rules the top of the head and face to the nose. That means conditions may be more easily treated in those areas now and at the same time, problems in those areas may flare up. It's best to be vigilant about avoiding known headache triggers and also stay hydrated -- cool and calm is a good counter-balance to Aries. "The reason that headaches and migraines often occur at this time is because of the top-heavy, impatient Aries energy." (Moon Time by Johanna Paungger & Thomas Poppe)

Thinking about the next fun new project. A great week to all. xx


Chloe G said...

I think you're so right about keeping hand-made things in use, it gives them life.

Peggy said...

Choe, thanks but I think you say it best -- "it gives them life"!! Exactly.

Jacky said...

It's so easy to pop away those precious things, for special ocassions, or so they dont get wrecked. But then we dont get the enjoyment of seeing them and the memories that are attached to them.

Love your photo of your moon cloth draped on the figurine. Perfect display!

Jacky xox

Peggy said...

Thanks, Jacky -- yes, every time I see that heart cloth, I remember what was going on in my life at that time.

Nat Palaskas said...

Lovely heart cloth. Perfect time for Valentine's Day. 2002 is not long ago! The year we returned to Australia! I have quilts older than that and not finished :( Enjoy Nat

Nancy said...

Agreed! Going through...using...letting go of...enjoying!
The flowers are soooo pretty and I love your trusty helper :)

Jeannie said...

My Great Grandmother had a trunk she brought with her from Norway. She kept all of her handmade linens and crochet doilies in there. Each was marked with one of the grand-daughter's name to be used to start her "hope chest". I always thought it sad to see those beautiful pieces of work hidden away until we reached 18. You African violets are gorgeous!!! Do you have a secret to growing them? I love the fringed house hanging with the light streaming through it. Have a wonderful week!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I just enjoy my "old" holiday wallhangings, my style has changed but displaying them brings back alot of fond memories. I think your is wonderful just how it is.
Your violets are beautiful to see during this winter season.
Enjoying your moon cloths, turned out beautifully.