Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Sunrise and Lavender Memories

I started sewing very early this morning.  I couldn't sleep so I thought I would make good use of my time.  I 'made' some fabric which I will turn into a lavender sachet.  I got the idea from Emily of emsscrapbag.  Em always seems to inspire me.  I loved her little sachets and thought I should have some too.    Mine (this is the first of several more I plan to make) is not finished yet because I still have to dry my lavender.  I will cut it this morning and hang it up in the shed to dry.  Does anyone know if that is what I should do with it and how long it will take to dry?

As I was sewing I looked out the window and saw a spectacular sunrise.  I hope it doesn't mean that we will have bad weather today.  "Red in morning, Sailors take warning."

This is what the sky looked like a few minutes later.

And a few more minutes after that.

I kept on sewing my little scraps together as I remembered lavender sachets of times long past.  I used to love going to the CNE Canadian National Exhibition, which is held in Toronto at the end of August every year.  They had lavender sellers in almost every building.  Their cute little wooden stands were made to look like carts with wheels and a canopy.  Bunches and sachets of lavender were hanging from it.  The wonderful scent of lavender would greet us as we entered the buildings.  I don't think we had much money at the time because we never bought any, but we were usually given a few lavender buds as samples.  I would collect a few flowers at each stand and put them in my pocket to sniff all day long.  (That's the closest I ever got to sniffing anything.)  Oh what lovely memories.  My DD used to love to collect those little buds as much as I did.  I think I will make her a sachet for her very own.


Simone de Klerk said...

Maybe google: dry lavender. I am sure you will find something.
Beautiful sachet and an amazing sunrise. Those colors ...

Terry said...

What a beautiful sunrise! Love your little sachet too! :0)

Anonymous said...

Love your spectacular sunrise pictures. Don't like the heatwave that follows.
Good quilting time with the AC on!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Such a beautiful pictures Hetty!

wackywoman said...

Lovely sunrise. It seems like all we've had is overcast mornings with the sun peeking out around 11:00 to Noon. Not that I would be awake to see it if it did pop out at... what time does it pop out? :)