Friday, January 6, 2012

three french hens...



this is the day we would begin to disassemble the tree of Christmas when i was a child  as it was also my paternal grandfather Gabriel's birthday Januaury 6 and  the twelft day of christmas  as in the song.
 i love that song.
  on the 3 rd day of Christmas  my quilting friend Pat came over and we made fabric hens three of them each  that we painted after the  hand sewing was done. they are under 3 inches in size and  althought  made 3 different size patterns,  like this one the best . they hang from a loop of gold  cord on the tree or as a light pulls so far. and as we have a small egg farm here  can paint hens any color i  see or think off and my egg girls will be well represented. i occasionally  make a smaller, flatter version and add pin backs to the painted hens with needle and thread so they can be attached.
my hens love bird seeds and eat the sunflower seeds first!
 while the hen ornaments  were drying we made some  prayer flags .
we painted 3 each as that is a fine way to fly them in sets of threes.

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