Earlier this afternoon I cut down my globe thistle (Echinops ritro) so that I can dry it.
Before setting it out to dry, I like to remove the leaves. You must do this very carefully as the leaves have little pickey things all around the edges. It really hurts if you stick your finger with them!
Once I remove all the leaves, I just stick them in a tall container and set them on the garage shelf. In about two weeks they should be good and dry and I will then paint them gold.
They just may end up crowning one of my Christmas trees this year -- If they do, I will certainly show you how they turned out.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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