February 19, 2015

Tweets

No, not those. I can't do anything in 140 characters.

But I can do a lot with 30 characters. These 30 in particular:
I still have the vines and 97 circles of the border left, as well as sewing on tiny buttons in each of their eyes, once the quilting is done. But it doesn't feel the same. I am strangely homesick for the process of bringing these little critters to life in all their frippery. Its strange not to be embroidering hair on something.

Billy, come.

21 comments:

  1. love the wild colourful flock you have gathered together!

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    1. Thanks, Mo...they prove once again that everything goes with everything! I first tried coordinating all their colors but that lasted about 2 minutes.

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  2. it's Brilliant and Magnificant and Joyfull and Skillfull and Grand and Happy and
    a Delight to behold.
    Maybe Spirit hair???? i'm sure it's there
    It's really really just Great, Julie

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    1. Spirit hair...yeah, its there. On my chin.

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  3. this has made my day Julie!!

    on this grey, drizzly Friday the bursts of colour, joy and happiness are exactly what I need, and the rest of the year (no matter the weather) they would be the most perfect conversation companions, I love them all, am instinctively drawn to the blues ones, although I do also like the red one withe the white and blue dots on the right, third row down

    cheers to you Julie and Billy

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    1. Of course you like that particular bird--his name is Jan van Beeck and while he was born in Utrecht to a family of famous artists, his adventurous spirit got the better of him. He was exploring a canal when a trade wind swept in and carried him over the ocean. He got dumped on the beach in Fort Lauderdale during spring break from American universities. He remembers meeting two seagulls named Bambi and Candi at an oceanfront bar but has no memory of how those circles got tattooed on his chest. I found him under the boardwalk in New Jersey and the rest is history.

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    2. I really needed to hear this story this morning Julie!

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    3. Well, Mo, tell me who your favorite is and I will pass along his/her bio, just to get you through tomorrow morning...

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    4. the pale green crested one looking over her shoulder not sure whether to be amused or alarmed by Jan van Beeck

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    5. Good catch, Mo, the lime green chick is actually Candi and she is from Trenton, New Jersey. Her full name is Candace, but everyone on the playground called her Candy. By 8th grade, she changed it to Candi, including a heart to dot the "i."She had her colors done and was told she should stick to lime green, which came in handy since she was a canary and couldn't do much with other colors, except accessorize. Candi went beserk on spring break in Ft Lauderdale downing sunflower seed shooters from random birdhouses and found herself in a "Canaries Gone Wild" video that went viral. Although she keeps texting Jan that it was just a one-nighter, she asn't been able to shake him.

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    6. oh my goodness no wonder Candy looks nervous, thanks for the best laugh I've had in days!

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    1. They are actually trying to set up a blog of their own.

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  5. What about the blue biddy with the pink tail feathers taking wing on the bottom row? What's her story? Run Billy, unless you want pink tail feathers too!

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    1. That is no biddy, that is Lady Margot, a classic representative of the wild bird species known as the Royal Paine. Distinguishing features include purple feathers, wings with liberal amounts of gold coin, and pink ostrich feathers on the tail. She travels with her own perch because the other ones might be dirty.

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    2. oh I know a few Lady Margots, they have to hold on 'til they get home !

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    3. Oh dear, oh dear, no disrespect intended to Lady Margot. I didn't recognize her because the Royal Paines in our area have more subdued markings and Gore-tex colors.

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    1. And unlike the freeloading hordes on the deck, this gathering does not require refreshments.

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