Friday, May 4, 2012
This months full moon was known as "Flower Moon or Planting Moon or Milk Moon by the North Eastern Native Americans. Called flower/planting moon because they could tell by the wild flowers blooming that it was time to get ready to plant their gardens and harvest wild berries.
When the wild rose bloomed it was the best time to gather basket grass and cedar roots. When the White oak leaves we're the size of a mouse's ear it was time to plant corn.
Planting corn, beans and squash together was a traditional practice, they called them the three sister.
Also called milk moon because many types of animals give birth at this time and nurse their babies.
This information comes from the book Magical Moons and Seasonal Circles by Susan Betz. This is only a small amount of information in her book. It also has a lot of great ideas to share with children.
So this is my May's Flower block, I picked a piece of fabric with a pale pink flower on it as most years all of the pink flowering trees are in full bloom now, granted this years their already finished. Last night I began appliqueing it in bed. Sunday night I will be quilting it by the light of the moon, (ok that sounds wonderful but I will be near a lamp).
I embroidery in the dates on all the blocks,
at 12:23 PM
Posted by Kathy -MIQuilter