Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The last faerie

 The last in a long line of faerie blocks,
20 in total, Is done!

Wheee!               Awwe!

Wee, because I love these fairies

 I grew up with a whole set of little flower farie books illustrated, beautifully, by Cicely Mary Barker

Abc faeries, summer faeries, tree faeries etc. 10 little books in all all lovingly kept a little dinged on the corners or lovingly rubbed but mostly still pristine.

Then I gave them to my children

and most of them went missing

Many of my, lovingly kept, childhood friends met their demise in this manner *sigh*

I had a whole collection of Asterix and Obilex and Tintin Illustrated novels ( don't you dare call them comix!) that died a horrible death at the loving hands of my children when the glue that kept them together gave way. my son still has them or whats left of them in a box to keep the pages from flying away and dispersing further.

As a former Librarian this both horrifies and warms the heart.

Thank goodness I saved my first edition set of OZ and Bookhouse books safe.

Though my "Friend Flika" got passed around every friend they ever had, until it was so bent, dogeared and missing pages you couldn't read it anymore.

You see they loved them enough to share them and that is friendship


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Beautiful pieces. I SEE your love of fairies.

I was a voracious reader as I grew up. I don't remember my mother EVER buying me a book. I walked to the library a lot when I was old enough too. I always "had a book in my nose". That's what my mother used to say. I used to have to brush her hair for what seemed like hours. I remember sneaking a book and propping it on the back of her chair as I brushed and brushed. Mostly my childhood memories are bad. It's funny what sticks with you, isn't it.
xx, Carol

Shirlee Fassell said...

Great block! Love the seam treatment in the lower left corner...... the lines with a single chain stitch at the ends.


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