Besides putting "Christmas" away I did make a batch of bath salts for winter soaking. Quick and easy but so enjoyable, this is my recipe:
15 to 20 drops of good essential oil. I used lavender.
I use a good 1/4 to 1/2 cup full in my bath.
I finally had time to work on my "Super Moon" block representing this past November's moon. I resist dyed wool for the moon dyeing it with indigo. I quilted in "moon beams" with Sliver metallic thread and a halo of glass beads. This will be added with the rest of my moon journal blocks.
I love, love and collect textiles made by Native people from around the world.
Last Fall I went to the best estate sale I'm sure I will ever see. The owner was a Dr. and his wife was a weaver and collected textiles and everything on their vacations around the world. Everything was top quality.
They had a armed guard in the jewelry sale room. I didn't even go in there. People came from other states lining up the night before the sale!
I did buy a few wonderful pieces, the first being this hand knotted rug from Turkey.
I picked up a assortment of baskets to dry my herbs/dye plants on next summer.
A great hand woven cloth from Guatemala.
This is a hand woven huipil (women's blouse) also from Guatemala.
Woven on a back strap loom. The red weaving is the full huipil with the more intricate weaving stitched on top.