Saturday, August 27, 2011


Hurrican Irene is battering the east coast of the US this weekend. She's currently hanging out around the Carolina's, but is on her way in our direction. She's predicted to arrive tonight, stay all day tomorrow and move out tomorrow night sometime. Personally, I'm hoping Irene gets tired well before she reaches us.

Wanting to enjoy a bit of fresh air this morning, I opened a studio window and heard a now familiar sound coming from below it.

The neighborhood wild turkey family was out for its morning stroll. The proud mom and dad have 9 little ones...which actually aren't so little anymore. They venture through the yard a couple times a day searching for food and leaving me gifts of feathers in return for birdseed.

Speaking of feathers, Jude Hill, cloth whisperer and author of the Spirit Cloth blog, has a wonderful project called The Magic Feather Project. In her own words, 

The magic feather Project. What is it?
The Magic Feather Project is a collective stitching project focused on creative sharing and giving. The magic feather has been my personal symbol for almost forever.  With the idea of making it a symbol of something bigger than just myself, I thought I would share it with you and you in turn might stitch one (at least) and send it to me so I might, in turn, sew a bunch together and put the larger cloth to some charitable use.

Like with the Sketchbook Project last year, I've been following Jude's blog, oohing and aahing over the feathers others have sent in, viewing blog posts about creating them and all the while thinking what a great project to be part of. Sometime soon...maybe after Irene rolls own feather will be stitched and sent off to Jude.

Wherever you find yourself this weekend, be safe. Enjoy.


  1. I just finished my magic feather for Jude. It doesn't look exactly like a feather! I will probably make another one, just because it is fun. You feathery photo is lovely. I look forward to seeing the feather you make. :)

  2. Morna - Just saw your post re: your feather for Jude. What a wonderful post!

  3. Jennifer - we are wishing you all safety and shelter from the storm - it's an amazing piece of nature in full force...Take care.

  4. Fiona - My southern heritage says, "Bless you". So far we're safe, dry and still have electricity.

  5. Well, I am a bit late coming here.. I certainly hope you and yours have survived the hurricane.. my son lives in NYC and they did not have much happen there.

  6. Layers - Not to worry. We were lucky- minimal tree limbs down, lots of rain, but no flooding. Worst part was 2 days without power and losing everything in the fridge. Good to here your son is okay in NY.


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