Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fly away home

A wonderful little boat sailed into my life yesterday ...


a gift from Hazel

The colors took me back to this picture at the Outer Banks, where our oldest and youngest granddaughters met for the first time this past June ...


How did she know?

Hazel wrapped her gift in tie-dyed indigo ...


from which I tore a strip to make a birthday gift for my dear friend Barb in Virginia, stitched with what I have begun to think of as Deb Lacativa's wild peace floss ...


It was a little longer than the pins I've been making, which gave me an idea. What if I signed the inside ...


so the pin can also be worn asemically ...


Hmmm, I think I like it.

So I'm headed to the post office to send more peace pins out into the world ...


Ten to Kristin for the refugees she tutors and has mentioned in comments here. One to Tina in Wisconsin who sent an email request for a pin. One to Deb along with a check for more of her wild peace floss (aka Dirty Threads)

And one to Barb, of course.

Back in July when my once-upon-a-time college roommate came to visit we did lots of the usual tourist-type stuff, visiting a vineyard ...


heading to San Antone (and no, we didn't actually go into the Snake Farm) ...


and listening to music ...


At some point (ha!) along the way, Linda mentioned that her husband John (who didn't make it out to Texas this time) had mentioned wanting a dream catcher for his guitar. 

While she was here, I made her a couple of version 1.0 peace pins ...


But it wasn't until this week that I finally cobbled up a Lone Star version of a dream catcher, complete with Deb's floss and Cascade Trail turkey feathers ...


Now ready to fly away home ...

14 comments:

Marti said...

Sigh...and love. Logan and Parker Mae, this photo slips right into my heart. They are why we Imagine Peace and do all that we can to move it into reality, our grandchildren, striving to give them a gentler, kinder, loving, open and welcoming world.

Mo Crow said...

your soft cochineal pink cloth makes a perfect sail for Hazel's ship of dreams, Imagine Peace in Deb's magic wild peace thread is beautiful & love your dreamcatcher!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Deb's thread is so perfect for your work...vibrant and alive....

Liz A said...

Marti - Si se puede

Mo - I dream of peace

Grace - It took me a while to work up to using Deb's wild colors ... now I can't get enough of them! And glad to see you back in the ether.

Sue McQ said...

Good to see you enjoying time with dear ones. F & I still consider our visits with you and Don as special times in our travels. Your pins are so special and have touched many hearts. I treasure mine.
Peace, love and blessings to you each second of each day
Love
S&F

Liz A said...

Sue - we look forward to your next visit whenever that may be ... and bid you both peace in the meantime

Deb said...

Liz- your rainbow of threads is on its way as of noon today.

Liz A said...

Deb - I'm so excited ... I can't wait.

Meantime, I need to do a post on how your first batch of green-themed threads have found their way onto The Land as the Crow Flies ... so much to do, never enough time.

Sue McQ said...

Liz
Came across this quote the other day:
"Worrying Doesn't Take Away Tomorrow's Troubles,
It Takes Away Today's Peace"
Author Randy Armstrong

Liz A said...

Sue - too true

Hazel said...

Gifts that just keep giving and giving in all directions, ox.

Liz A said...

The love in your heart wasn't meant there to stay
Love isn't love 'til you give it away

(and if I didn't get the words right, oh well)

Tina Zaffiro said...

Thank you very much for the peace pin ... I have it in a special spot that I visit each evening before bed to remind myself that gratitude is what makes my house a home.
Peaceful BLESSINGS....

Liz A said...

Tina - belated thanks for letting me know your pin has found its way home