Lavender is all I smell.
Katy visited back in July. While she was here, she showed me all the lavender growing out in my backyard where the dolphin is parked. I ended up picking a bunch a few weeks back and hung it upside down to dry.
Usually I am away on the weekends, but this weekend there was nothing on the calendar, and I was excited for that. I thought I might take Sage on a solo dolphin trip to Camano or Whidbey, but time keeps passing and I keep finding things to work on around here. It’s a lovely Sunday. Sometimes it’s nice to just be home doing stuff around the house.
While I was putting some tools away, I accidentally ran my head into the hanging lavender and little pieces dropped all over me. So I decided it was time to finish that project.
This was my first time ever doing anything with lavender, and I think I probably picked them too late. I didn’t know what I was planning on making, but just started grinding the dried pieces up in the little pestle and mortar I got from my cousin Thomas for a gift game one Christmas a few years back.
It started to smell really good, so I decided to make a little potpourri something. I found some unused cheesecloth I had gotten last year when I hosted Thanksgiving. It ended up being perfect for making little lavender satchels.
I tied on a clothes pin and attached a satchel to the potted plant in my bathroom.
We always used to keep potpourri in our underwear and sock drawers when we were little, so I popped one in there. (Will I get a diaper rash? hehehe. But seriously.)
Any other ways that I can use my lavender? Please share!