Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Full Moon

This months full moon was called Beaver Moon - Falling Snow Moon. Beaver traps were set during the month of November before the waters froze, so furs and meat would be available for the cold months ahead, thus the name, Full Beaver Moon. Another interpretation suggests that the name comes from the fact that beavers are actively preparing for winter at this time.
Other tribes call this the Falling Snow Moon because this was the time of the first measurable snowfall in their regions.
"Magical Moons & Seasonal Circles" by Susan Betz

On this months moon block I embroidered in the beaver. The moon looks pink but it is actually bright white, I photographed it while I sewed it in bed last night without the flash. This is the only quilt I can honestly say all the blocks I sewed, were at night, in bed with the full moon outside my window!

While I was in my studio the other day my youngest grandson came in and started playing with my wool and created his own full moon with owl and tree with falling colored leaves. No drawing it out first,  just pick up the fabric and start cutting. (no sewing either just glue)!

He is so fascinated with the falling leaves outside.

My girlfriends and I went up North last weekend to our friends cottage. We've been friends and going there quilting for over 20 years. What a blessing these friends are.
With no time to waste I was up with the sunrise.

Wouldn't want to miss a minute of it.

Everyone worked on their own projects, Laura and I made Felted Pumpkin People designed by Jennifer Murphy (pattern found on Martha Stewart). We started with orange wool felt I dyed with Navajo Tea, black wool felt, vintage green velvet leaves and stuffed it with wood shavings (excelsior).

We hand-sewed them.

A couple of hours later and we each made two.

Too fun!

After lunch we went on a color tour/wine tasting.

I love this man.

He looked so real,

and  how about this cute girl.
Someone was very creative.

Lots of pumpkins waiting to be carved.

Pumpkin castles.

Grape vines in full color.

Overlooking the bay.

One of our wine tasting stops was at an old school house.

Chalk board still in use.

I hope this person learned their lesson.

And back to the cottage to our pumpkin wine glasses to sample spiced red wine.

Thanks Laura for the wonderful weekend!


Peggy said...

Hi Kathy, what a great moon-post and wonderful moon cloths, too. I love that your grandson made one. :) When did you start making moons for your moon quilt? Just wondering if we both started around the same time? I just posted your link....

Your wine/stitching getaway sounds like so much fun. Cute pumpkin people, that orange turned out so bright -- I'd say that was a dyeing success. xo

Nanette said...

I look forward to your full moon quilts each month, and the stories you have of each one. And your little grandson and his wonderful quilt, he looks so proud of the good job he did.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Hi Peggy,
I started my Earth/Moon quilt April 22, 2010 Earth Day. Check out my first block and then the next post for the finished block. For a couple of years I made blocks here and there but January 2012 I started making them every month. This January I will post my earth/moon quilt so far. These little block are addictive. I don't remember how I found your blog but I'm glad I did, I enjoy making moons with you!

Deb H said...

The van guy is so cute!

Are you going to make individual little quilts out of the moons? Looks like there is batting in it.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Hi Deb, I'm making the blocks "quilt as you go style" then some day they will all be sewn together, (that's why the battings showing).

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Hi Deb, I'm making the blocks "quilt as you go style" then some day they will all be sewn together, (that's why the battings showing).

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