Thursday, July 12, 2012

the new project and BJP update

so I decided to combine junes BJP project with the one I'm working on now I made two of these and they are to be the wings of a blue bird in the german style.
German being one (of 7) of the nationalities swimming around in my blood stream.

Its so strange, so many people like to define themselves by a nationality in this country and I never could understand it.

you get asked all the time (in Chicago at least) "so what are you?" and I have never had an adequate answer for that.

We never really celebrated anything specific, it was sort of jumbled into or pulled from whatever was interesting at the time.

besides that I'd have to say if I was anything I am a midwest bohemian with pagan leanings. that's about as specific as I can get.

so anyway, all confusion aside, I am celebrating one of my heritages with this piece.

and really the colors were all inspired by one of the monthly embellishment packages from "Flights of Fancy" so I think it's safe to say we can blame her for all this introspection!  :)

I still have some beading to do and I need to find the other orange flower for around the portrait but it's mostly done.

very german countryside don't you think?


Lei said...

Your block is so beautiful. There are so many pretty things to look at. You have done a wonderful job. I can't wait to see how you finish it off.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I think you captured the essence of German fabric very well. I love it that you chose this subject for a journal piece. I agree that most people must define themselves by their ancestry. You are so right about Chicago, but I think that is due to the port city being the place where a lot of immigrants settled.

Lovely Stitching!
xx, Carol

char said...

Your square is really beautiful. Great job!

Anonymous said...


ciao bella
creative carmelina

Thearica said...

Oh wow! A fantastic crazy quilt block!! I think you need to go on mys idebar! I always love to look at eye candy as gorgeous as this!


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