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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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September 26, 2005

housekeeping ~ September 26

well it's that time of year
* time to hand wash all my woollens & store them away for the summer months.
I have a pile !
I tend to leave them all to do at once and then regret it,
make a resolution that it will be different next year and is it?
NO!
So here I am today
wanting to start my winter woollen wash and its raining
- not complaining about that as we deperately need it
but you know the feeling of wanting to do it
NOW?
I have quite a wonderful collection
of hand knitted vintage cardis and I love to wash them
one by one -
rinse them and then another rinse in lavender water
* a light spin in the machine
then laid out in the sunshine to dry.
I then mend anything that needs to be mended.
This year, I am planning on changing the buttons on some of them
- adding my little 'ms*robyn' touch.
After all that has been done
I fold them just like in a department store
& put them in my lavender paper lined drawer
with lavender bags tucked between them.
Once the drawer is full
I cover all the hand knits with a vintage lace trimmed cloth
* ready for next year.
I do keep one or two out for those chilly days during summer....
but I guess today
* I will make some fresh lavender bags
& find some perfect buttons in my button jar
ready for that mending

4 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

Ms Robyn, how do you stop the moths from eating into the wool?

10:51 am  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

Amy, I don't have a problem with clothes moths and I can only put that down to the lavender... I have posted a recipe for a bag of herbs that may help

11:31 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

will keep this neat ideal for use next spring when I get to put away my winterwear. Right now I am getting out and sorting thru what I will wear this winter... wish it smelled like lavender.. but it will next fall!

7:09 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

I love the idea of having my clothes smell of lavender...I used to keep a bar (wrapped) of Crabtree and Evelyn's Lavender soap in my undie drawer!! I can't wait to be able to do that again!

7:37 am  

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