We made a planter box from our old deck wood. The salvaged planks are gray and timeworn (like me).
Today, we used new wood to make our first lattice.
I like the contrast of old and new.
Beans, zucchini, sunflowers and chives.
I turn 60 in a few days. I’ve never been a gardener.
So fun to try such things!
Photo Prompt: Timeworn
Katie is Momma Bear Apothecary. She makes things, sells things, teaches things. She is teaching and selling her goods at a retail start-up which appeals to the inner hippy in all of us. The casual square footage is dotted with watery art pieces, stones, wood, herbs and oils. I hope Lotus of the Moon enjoys retail success. They have started small but judging from the traffic I saw today, they are filling a niche in this community.
It was at Lotus of the Moon that Katie, my niece, taught me (and others) how to make a mala bracelet. I didn’t really understand what a mala was but I do now. The mala necklace is a well-known mediation tool. Katie started making mala bracelets, sharing with us that she simply doesn’t have the time to meditate with a full mala necklace. The mala bracelet became her go-to.
Hands and bracelets pictured were, I believe, from today’s class.
Now I will simply have no excuse not to meditate. I don’t have a mantra yet but dang, I bet I can come up with something.
Aaahhhh. I’m feeling better already!
Logo and photo courtesy of Momma Bear Apothecary
That’s a question I’ve asked myself many, many times. What is so engaging about looping and plunging yarn?
Knitting is, IMHO, a much more elegant pursuant. But knitting requires each hand to command a needle. It’s much more tiring. I guess I just like knitting’s country cousin.
What is going on here? My God! I’m breaking out in a sweat!
My mom knitted beautifully. I remember the circular needles, the short stabby needles (like in the pic). Sheesh. Markers and purposely dropped stitches. Took my breath away. I never got past “knit and purl”.
Oh, I have found, and ditched, very complex crochet patterns. I must be able to crochet and watch TV. Or chat with Mr. Nelson (hubby). Or do both. This is imperative.
As a little girl I think I crocheted some wonky Barbie clothes. They were a perfect compliment to my wonky hand-sewn Barbie clothes.
Crochet is just a thing, that’s all. It satisfies without demanding too much attention.