I can’t bring you Friday’s Nature Table today… why? Because I can’t wait a moment longer to show you the knitted Waldorf story blanket we made to raffle off at our Harvest Faire on Saturday. Just look at it… isn’t it quite the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen!!
It is a Maple Village tradition for us to come together as a community, parents and teachers, to knit pieces for a story blanket that is to be assembled and raffled off at the schools Harvest Faire.
What is a Story Blanket, you may ask? Oh my gosh, it’s SO many things… it can be used for telling stories to your children, it can be a gorgeous playscape for your children to play with or a treasured piece of art to be displayed on your wall or in some other special place in your home. And ours are especially precious as the hands of so many in our community have come together to bring it to life.
It’s 3 feet by 4 feet of pure knitted collaborative creativity! It depicts the 4 seasons… Gorgeous lavender Spring flower gardens, green Summer meadows, earthy Autumn fields and a white snowy Winter wonderland.
The veggie garden is in full harvest with knitted carrots and crocheted cauliflowers and purple lettuces.
There is an enchanting blue river that meanders from a pond across each season.
A bridge crosses over the river to allow little gnomes to get from one bank to the other… and, oh look, a knitted butterfly has alighted on the bridge for a rest!
In the pond, float white crocheted water lilies. And little wooden stepping stones lead to the water’s edge.
On the bank, grow beautiful knitted and felted bulrushes!!!
And See! A duck floats in the pond too!
Acorn Gnomes collect pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.
Crazy Autumn trees droop happily in their Fall regalia.
There is pretty Summer meadow full of pastel flowers.
And a little gray felt bunny.
A wonderful pom pom snowman stands in the white winter snow.
Oh gosh, don’t forget the fiery dragon who lives in his magical cave!
So fellow creative souls… is this not the most magical creation you’ve seen in a long time?! Can you imagine how a child’s imagination will be set free with this enchanting plaything? Knitted Gnomes, pumpkins, felted toadstools, crocheted flowers, pom pom bushes… I can’t express how badly I want this!
I’ll have a chance to win it at our Maple Village Harvest Faire on Saturday, 27 October 2012. It will be raffled off to one lucky winner (I”m going to enter 1000 times). You are all welcome to join us at our Faire … we’d LOVE to have you. I think I’d drive all night from Cincinnati to have a chance at taking this creation home :-) Seriously!
Thank you to all my beautiful friends who shared in this joyous expression of our love for our children and the magical education our Waldorf school give them. We are, indeed, blessed!
Friday’s Nature Table will return next week.
Blessings and magic,