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BTRT Patterns (on Etsy)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
In Waldorf education, each day of the week has an associated colour, planet and grain.
Thursday is Orange.

Today I am going to play a little fast and loose with this and feature the stunning and amazing Monarch.  We are blessed to live in an area that is an ideal summer home for many of these amazing creatures so in the spirit of orange~ bold, beautiful and in flight~ I offer you some lovely Etsy finds so you who may be Monarch deprived, can enjoy!

The Monarch butterfly will fly over 2800 miles in its lifetime~ between Canada and Central Mexico. It lays its eggs in the Canadian summer on milkweed plants, which become the food for the growing caterpillar, which becomes the butterfly which will fly south again when the weather turns.  The butterfly is so named because it is "one of the largest of our butterflies, and rules a vast domain" (Samuel Scudder, 1874).

I always enjoy browsing through the delightfulhand embroidered pieces in seapinks shop:
How about a beautiful flutterby for your hair?  From pammydawn's shop:
Merino and silk handspun~ how awesome is this? By wildhare:
Simple & elegant notecards from wickedpen:
These could be monarchs, right?  Regardless, they are super cool from one of our favourite wooden toy makers, Mama Kopp


mamakopp said...

everything is fabulous. thanks for including me. you are a sweety!!


I think it's really neat thst waldorf indentifies each day in three ways. I'd love to know a bit more about this and how I can apply it to my home. Any suggestions on where I can find that info? the net is buzzing with so much stuff its hard to filter through. You can drop a link on my blog or email it to ovsmama@gmail if you'd like. Thanks.


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