Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Bird Next to Wire
* I have an irrational fear of birds. I can squish spiders. I have a healthy respect for snakes but they don't terrorize me. But birds... no way. Not going near them. I love to watch them. I love it even more when there is a sheet of glass separating us. I am fascinated by the ever-changing variety of birds I see living under the North American flyway. I drag the spuds out to go eagle watching and to look for pelicans every winter. But I. Don't. Like. Birds. Not up close and personal. I will flee my home, rather than confront the poor confused starling that fell down the chimney. I will cower in fear if I discover one flying around the far off ceiling of a big box store. I will run in terror from one on a perch in a store. I don't like birds.
Therefore, I have no idea why I would use up a precious snippet of my printable fabric on a bird graphic (graphics fairy). Nor do I really understand why I purchase chicken wire fabric every time I see it in a shop. But I did. Print the bird. Buy the chicken wire. And now they are together.
Another in my ongoing attempt to define steam punk in a mug rug. This one is about 8 inches on its longest side (I'd go measure it to be accurate but then I'd have to get near the bird again. And why would I choose to do that? It is quilt as you go and finished off with a hand sewn binding.