Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gathering lavender

     I love the scent of lavender.  It is believed to be calming and relaxing, and a bug repellent.    Deana had bunches of it hung all over her house this weekend, drying to be used in sachets that she plans to make.  She's a knitter and wants to add sachets of lavender in with her projects and gifts.

    So yesterday Sir Old Man cut back a few of my overgrown bushes.    I filled several containers as well as hung up some bunches to dry for her.   I may just make a few sachets to tuck in with my stored quilts.

   I filled this one and set it in the master bath......the aroma is heavenly.   Of course the tiny blooms will droop in a day or two and I will have to snip them off to collect them to finish drying.  But for a couple of days  I will enjoy the scent.
  I did my OT/PT at the  sewing machine this morning.....sewing together the extra squares to finish off the watercolor of the arbor.  I will attempt to get the rows  attached tomorrow.  Then I made a few more brick blocks.  It is slow going, but so much better than going stir crazy!
  Thanks for all the well wishes and votes.....we will see.
Happy stitching.


Mary said...

Lavender is my very favorite scent and always reminds me of a very special person. I bet your house does smell wonderful.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

My lavender is currently doing better than ever. I've had "pick the lavender" on my to-do list for over a week now! Tomorrow has to be the day--I just know I'm losing some of it every day that passes! Would love to see how your sachets turn out if you make them. Haven't decided what to do with mine yet.

Nicki said...

Your lavender looks beautiful in your home. When I retire (again) I want to work more in my yard planting bright flowers. I love the tiles in your master bath. They would make a beautiful quilting fabric. :)

Barbara said...

Oh boy, I love lavender too. Mine is only just beginning to head up.

Lynne said...

Lavender, like most floral scents, makes me sneeze!

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