These and my other orphan blocks have now been mailed off to Leila in Iowa, who will get them to Alison to be sewn together into quilts for street children in Mexico City.
There are some wonderful, colorful quilts resulting from this block drive. You can check them out at Little Island Quilting.
* * * * *We did a little thrift store shopping last weekend. I found these Sigvard Bernadotte-designed china cups at St. Vinny's.
They are smallish in size, a little bigger than a demitasse but smaller than a standard coffee cup. I think they may have been part of a hot chocolate set.
Love the modern, no-nonsense design and functionality. They fit perfectly into the curve of your palm, great if you like to warm your hands the way I do. I'm guessing they were produced in the 1970s maybe (?), by Johann Haviland, Bavaria, Germany.
* * * * *Lately, I've been serenaded at night by a newcomer to the neighborhood.
|Great Horned Owl (Image Source: Wikipedia)|
If you believe in spirit animals, "When an owl shows up in your life, pay attention to the winds of change. Perhaps you are about to leave some old habits, a situation that no longer serves you or bring something new in your life."
I'm too much of a realist to put stock in such things, but it is interesting to ponder. The winds of change I'd really like to feel about now are the ones that blow in warm spring weather.
As owl calls go, his is fairly soft and soothing. (You can hear samples HERE). Although its repetitive nature means that about the time I nod off, he hoots another chorus.
It could be worse. Just over the hill, about two blocks away, there was a barn owl last fall with the most blood-curdling scream. (Samples HERE) I would hear it in the evening just after dark as I took a walk. I don't know how anyone living in the vicinity managed with all the ruckus.
But if they keep the population of furry critters down in my flower garden this summer, I'm good.
Nature...gotta love it!