Monday, October 31, 2011

To Everything There is a Season Bird Quilt

I finished a new birdie quilt last night. I only had the pumpkins (or apples, as everyone here seems to think they are) and bird in mind when I started it. Then I thought I'd like a tree with Autumn leaves. I wanted to have a few falling from the trees but wasn't in love with how that looked. As I was stitching down the hexagons I was thinking. I was reflecting on the past months and then started think about one of my best friends who past away a few years ago. I started thinking about this scripture that was read at her service. I find it very comforting.

P.S. I apologize in advance if you get the song stuck in your head. I sang it the entire time I stitched the words on the quilt. :)

P.S.S. <---(that was fun, haven't written that since middle school) I find it funny that the song was sang by "The Byrds". Yes, I am very easily amused :)

 

Ecclesiastes 3

 1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
 2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
 3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
 4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
 5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
 6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
 7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
 8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
 9What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
 10I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
 11He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
 12I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
 13And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
 14I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
 15That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
 16And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
 17I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
 18I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
 19For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
 20All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
 21Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
 22Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

13 comments:

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

This is too cute for words. I love all your birdie quilts :-)

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Well I didn't think you could improve on your amazing birdie quilts, but you just did! The addition of Scripture just sent them over the top! I'm glad that you find so much joy in making these, because they make my day! Perfection! I must have one! Please tell me that you will sell one. I already cleared a space of honor on my wall. LOL.

diane said...

another masterpiece...so pretty.

sewfunbymonique said...

I have become a recent fan and just love this mini quilt!! :)

Vicki said...

This is so cute. I love that you've been making these bird quilts as kind of a "series", what fun :).

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous...of course they are pumpkins!!!

Jacque. said...

ohmy. Better than summer birdies are fall birdies...even if those do look like apples. {grin} Dang cute, miss rocker!

Aimee said...

This was a great start to my morning :) Thank you for sharing! I really love your quilting style!

Sabine said...

This is a lovely quilt! I love the song, and I agree, both the song and the original source are very cpmforting. Thanks for sharing.

BaileyGirl5 said...

These just get cuter and cuter! And yes .... that song IS stuck in my head now.

MaryAnnB said...

Love the birdie quilt.. and loved reading the entire of Eccles . 3, most people when going thru it usually get up to 'a time for war and an time for peace' and stop...
and yes, now I'm singing the song in my head!

linda said...

oops i thought they were apples !!gorgeous quilt

Debbie said...

Love the verse....it got my vote.

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