Monday, June 4, 2012
This month the Eastern Native Americans called this Moon the Strawberry Moon as the berries were ripe and ready to eat, it is one of the first fruits to ripen in the summer. . This moon was very important to the Native people, they believed the strawberry was a sacred gift from the Creator. They use this fruit to symbolized his generosity in their ceremonies. All parts of the plant were used. There is so, so much information on this moon I could go on and on. Probably more than you want to know.
When I go to different Native ceremonies in the early summer they always have a big bowl of strawberries for everyone to share.
My strawberry (not sewn, just cut out and laid on the fabric) is made from some of my cochineal dyed wool with the stem from some of my natural dyed green wool. I will be stitching on it tonight along with another strawberry moon project for my friend.
I expected more from the alder leaves.
firstname.lastname@example.org held a contest on her blog to see who could guess the closest date to when the snow in her yard would finally be gone. I tied with Vicki. Deb made us each a pin which is a little work of art. I love the silk "stones" and square beads. the whole pin is beautiful. Thank you Deb, I'll be wearing it to quilt guild meeting tonight.
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