.: Each child brought out a wooden bowl to be filled with colorful scented herbs, as well as small treasures we have found in nature. In placing the materials out for our craft, we are adding beauty to our table :.
.: Choosing and adding the ingredients that will make up her dream pillow :.
.: A dream pillow halfway full, smelling of soothing Lavender and Chamomile herbs :.
.: A few tiny pine cones and a small shell was added into my daughter's dream pillow. She tucked the soft wool roving inside to complete the filling process :.
.: Happily presenting two of our finished dream pillows :.
My children took much joy in scooping up Lavender and pulling at the wool roving like so many pieces of colorful cotton candy. They were delighted to carefully choose each special treasure that made their pillow unique and special to them. It was a way to complete the circle for them of the process of tending the gardens and drying our herbs. They enjoyed the quiet meditation and the accomplishment of hands-on embroidery work, and most of all they were very excited for bedtime! They proudly carried their pillows around with them during the day and excitedly slipped them into their pillowcases at night. These many memories all stitched together into our pillows made for a very memorable day and very peaceful dreams...