Wednesday, June 9, 2021

what I am working on

 Do you know what stinging nettle is? It is a mean little weed that has spines all over it's stems and leaves, and, if you touch them, it injects a little bit of acid into your skin for a day's worth of burning and itching. Sometimes rubbing a maple leaf over it will neutralize the effect. When we bought our property 30 years ago, we had a forest of stinging nettles and burdock to clean out. We have worked very hard to eliminate most of them. So this year, I have watched youtube videos about gardening and herbs, and, they are saying stinging nettle tea is great for arthritis and inflammation. What? I did some research....

I definitely wore gloves to gather them. I still had an elbow get bit. I dried them and sure enough, I could touch them and crumble them.


The tea tastes like eating hay, so I mixed it with peppermint. Hubby isn't cured yet, but, who knows...
Life is an adventure.



I have made progress on several of my ongoing projects.


easy breezy


scrappy snowball

shirt anvils


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information on the stinging nettle - wonder if it will work? I hope so! Pretty blocks!

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  2. Stinging nettle for arthritis? Who knew?!?
    Oh, those plaid anvil blocks really talk to me.

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  3. Fingers crossed that the stinging nettle helps bring relief! Love your scrappy blocks. Thanks for sharing them on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  4. Pretty scrap blocks.
    Hope the tea helps.

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  5. I always enjoy seeing what you do with scraps, you have such a way with them. Thanks for sharing them with the rest of us!

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  6. Your Easy Breezy blocks are so pretty !
    You know what they say about herbal tea..” if it tastes bad, that’s good!” Now fingers crossed that there is relief!

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