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
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.
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.
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!