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Monday, October 8, 2018

the bird book

 A long, long time ago, I joined two separate round robbins with Crazy Quilting International

one round robbin was to CQ your favorite poem

one of mine is "When Women were birds" by
Terry Tempest Williams

“Once upon a time,
when women were birds, t
here was the simple understanding
that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk
was to heal the world through joy.
The birds still remember
what we have forgotten,
that the world is meant to be celebrated.”
 
 When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice


I was quite pleased when these blocks came back, though only two had the phrases sewn in that went with their pieces.

I always meant to sew the rest but never got around to that part as so many other things were pressing then.

what were they? I cant remember. I just remember something else needed to be done and I put the blocks aside.


 The other round robbin  theme was Women in gardens(?) I think.

And that one came back to me exquisitely sewn too!

and then life so it got put with the others and sat sad and neglected at the bottom of the ufo box

I took them out earlier this year
thinking to make them into a wall hanging

but that wasn't good enough either
so they sat on the desk in the "waiting" pile.

then I got them out to show someone and they got all mixed up together and well,

 they looked good together
so I thought "Aha! a book!"

and here it is.

the bird book





3 comments:

Wilma said...

Your bird book looks great Flora!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great! I sometimes get my BJP pieces out to look at. They are 6"square and fit nicely in sandwich size savers. I often wonder what I should do with them, as each and every one tells the tale of my mindset at the time I stitched them. Like you, I'm sure I'll get them out sometime in the future and display them in some creative way.
xx, Carol

Shirlee Fassell said...

Lovely that they have all found a home !

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