Wednesday, March 20, 2013

lemon verbena spring egg

 Happy Vernal Equinox! Even though the ground is still covered in a light blanket of snow, spring's arrival is evident. The light has shifted and the morning doves greet me with their coos during my a.m. chores. I can't tell you how grateful I am for this new season! The shadows of these past few months were deeper and more insidious than the typical darkness of winter. I'm happy to bid them adieu and emerge from the cave I retreated to for a bit of hibernation.

To mark this day, I chose to make a symbolic little something to hold onto. There was no plan, just two jars of dried lemon verbena that a good friend dropped off yesterday. She thought they might make nice sachets, instead of my usual lavender. Oh my goodness, was she right!! The scent is light, citrusy and uplifting. It's truly potent, and so stuffing it into an egg-shaped bit of linen seemed just right. It practically made itself. The final little stitches were filled with such a heady aroma of joy, I couldn't help but laugh out loud. If light had a scent, it would be lemon verbena, I'm sure!
 And don't you love my tiny little ceramic nest pincushion? It's a wonderful sewing companion for small jobs and was made by one of my favorite joyful women and given to me last spring. Thank you sweet Denny!
So, if you're looking for a new herb to scent your world or even just a new shape for your sachets- look no further than lemon verbena eggs. They've got it going on!
Happy Spring!
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  1. Happy spring dear Maya. I am working on my herb bed today, thanks for the reminder to plant lemon verbena, I had forgotten.

  2. These are beautiful! I love the sachets! I'll definitely be on the hunt for lemon verbena.

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  4. I am with you on the lemon scent! The other day I made up a new bottle of room spray using lemon and lime essential oils. So fresh and clean, perfect for Spring!
    Happy days to you!
    ~ joey ~