A few female friends gather every new moon to honor our selves and our cycles. Inspired by the book The Red Tent, we have stitched together a collection of various shades of red fabrics which we often hoist to designate our meeting place. We've also tie-dyed dresses for the event... usually we eat well, do some creative project, just relax, and treasure our family and friendships. Contact Debra@Motherhouse.us or call 860-671-7945 if you'd like to join us.

The next new moon falls on April 26. We hope to continue our "Honoring our Foremothers" Book-Making project; a 5X5 accordion book celebrating women who have been personally influential, inspiring in our lives. After sharing stories about how the women we've chosen have uplifted and/or empowered us, we'll compose tributes to them.

For an astrological summary of the new moon's position visit

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What A Card!

Darwin and Rachel hostessed. Darwin showed us it's not (c)hard...
Bea showed how to fill our teeth with the wool thing.
Margaret wooly showed us how to comb.
Debra and Nancy spun yarns.
We were all wool hungry for a yummy lunch!
The May 15 new moon marked the first evening of Sivan, the third month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year. In New England, this moon will wax into the Milk Moon or Frog Moon. For those of us with recently freshened goats or cows, we will experience a flood of milk as our animals are turned out onto fresh pasture grass. We'll watch and listen for frogs singing love songs to their mates by the light of this moon.
Please visit Motherhouse.us to learn of other gatherings.