Our skies cleared in time for the Full moon and I was ready for it with my moon block waiting to be quilted.
This year with it being Earth day, my 60th birthday and a Full moon I had fun making a block to include all.
Full moon night I sat in bed and quilted it under the moon and my new "beam and read" battery light.
I designed this summer wall hanging to stitch with my wools.
Each layer of the bee skep will be a different yellow.
This past week I began dyeing, a little each day.
I love these little pieces of plaid and striped wool. I buy them from www.primitivegatherings.us It's a wonderful quilt shop I buy little bundles of this wool, just enough to use for applique. (There's no chunks cut out of them.)
Of course, I needed daffodils and was not able to find any cut daffodils in the stores, my friend put a message on Facebook and one of her friends donated these to give to me! How wonderful was that, thank you Deb.
I soaked them a few days in water than simmered them in the dye bath with a piece of wool.
Saturday I woke to find this pail full of dandelions picked by my young neighbor girl and left on my porch. She came back later and helped me dye the wool. She's 10 and love herbs, natural dyes and making natural skin creams with me. She'll be a great herbalist someday.
And this is the "collection"
Starting on the left, daffodils, dandelions, chamomile and two Osage orange.
It has a drain tray on the bottom and the plastic lid on the top that the sun will shine through.