Monday, August 26, 2013
a little moonday help
I'm stitching on the little August moon cloth whenever I have a few minutes. This is the ninth in a series of thirteen moon cloths for my monthly full moon art ritual -- each moon cloth has a calendar-cloth component and a house-with-an-eye component. I haven't gotten bored with making them yet and still think each one is the sweetest of all. Like having babies.
When I saw the cover of that 1970's herbal at an herb fair last weekend, it had to come home with me. A reading break was called for earlier today.
The Ikea Raskog trolley in the sewing room was a gift -- I've only filled the top section and there are two more to go! The platter was a gift, too, I'm noticing through the camera that I've attracted quite a bit of the color turquoise into my life. I do love it.
The garden photo shows how purslane stretches out over all the pathways in the Buddha garden. This is a good thing. It keeps people and dogs from getting muddy feet, it's nice under bare feet, and it's free. We've been doing this for quite a few years now. The purslane doesn't get out-of-hand and if it ever does, we'll just have to eat more of it -- it's very nutritious.
Today is a waning moonday in the sign of Taurus. Waning moon energy helps us to let go, finish up, declutter, discard, and clean out. If you've ever noticed that sometimes you don't feel like doing these kinds of tasks and other times you do, maybe it's been partly due to the phase of the moon. I find myself more and more planning my days with a moon calendar nearby.
To useful and enjoyable work, with a little help from the moon!