Imbolg comes six weeks after Yule and six weeks before the Spring Equinox. At this time, we honor the Celtic Triple Goddess Brighid in her maiden aspect. Brighid is goddess of fire, inspiration, healing, craftsmanship, and midwifery. She is patroness of the hearth, poets, smiths, craftspeople, healers, and priests.
February 2 is also Groundhog’s Day. The groundhog is said to be a manifestation of the God. He has been sleeping since Samhain and stirs in his slumber to get an idea about the coming of Spring.
Once a month we are going to have “sun school” for the girls and read them a story that relates to a God or Goddess, holiday/season, and do a craft. The other requirement for sun school was cake so Melody and Willow helped with that beforehand.
The yarn dolls are very easy to make and you can have a lot of fun personalizing them into what kind of doll you want to have. There are instructions with photos here. Traditionally the Brighid dolls are corn dollies that are made with corn leaves that are dried. It’s always fun to do something different and this was a great craft for all of us to do.