Friday, September 27, 2013
There's been a change of plan for the September moon cloth. Sometimes I just need things to be black and white, and that fits perfectly with the September vibe. It feels good to realize how complicated I was making things for myself, not just the moon cloth, lots of things.
We've had an explosion of beautiful green moss on our flagstone patio. It's a rarity around here and I find myself going outside just to look at it. I'm starting to get the houseplants repotted and re-situated -- a most satisfying task today because it's cold and dark and drizzly outside. The amaryllis plants are up next if I can round up enough pots -- they reproduce like crazy, don't they?
We're about out of unpetroleum jelly in the tube from the store so thought I'd make up a batch of the homemade kind. It's the only thing I use for chapped lips and chapped skin -- healing, soothing, and pure -- 4 ounces of organic olive oil and 1/2 ounce beeswax (by weight) warmed together until liquid, then poured into any kind of container, place lid on when it's cooled enough to set. I wanted mine plain so didn't add any essential oils or other oils, but that is an option. If it comes out too thin or thick, it can be rewarmed and the necessary ingredient added -- too thin, add beeswax -- and too thick, add more olive oil.
I really love this sweet medicine bag -- woven, filled, and given to me by Nancy -- some of my little feathers came together with one of hers to hang on the side. The sewing room is dark today but feathers and fur (fake) both glow in the dark -- a good place to be.
Thanks for visiting and happy weekending doing all things you love. xxo