Friday, 30 November 2012

Empty Nest

In celebration of an empty nest to come in the very near future. Two of our children have moved out this year and the last one will be moving next month. The nest was constructed on a clear stabilizer by laying threads and stitching over them. The flying geese are our 3 children flying upward to new beginnings. The 2 crystals in the nest represent my husband and myself shining brightly for our new found freedom.

11 comments:

  1. Definitely need to enlarge to enjoy and appreciate. The quilting gives great movement around the wonderful nest alluding to the children taking flight.

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  2. Colleen, that is so poignant. I love the thought that has gone into this. A lovely quilt to mark this milestone in your life.

    Hilary

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  3. A time of great freedom awaits you, but you never stop missing them slightly! I love the concept and the execution. Carry on shining!

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  4. Really well thought out and evokes the whole concept - I also love the colour which is very fresh together with the quilting. Definitely gives a feeling of a new start in the palette of life.

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  5. We've been empty-nesters for two months now. We love to have them visit, and we love to have them leave again! An important milestone, Colleen, thoughtfully marked.

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  6. I love the idea behind this piece and there is a joy to it too, both for yourselves and in the optimistic representation of your children.

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  7. ... perhaps that should have read " and in the representation of your optimism for your children ......". I have no wish to cast aspersions on your children!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I love your use of symbolism in this piece, and that you are celebrating your future empty nest in such a rosy way. What a "Colleen" piece!

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  9. i have seen this piece and is so beautiful - the colors - stitching and the whole idea. well done colleen

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  10. Such an important time to celebrate. It makes the reunions so much more special when they can be arranged! I am with you on the sparkle in the meantime.

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  11. I love the symbolism. And the nest is very nicely executed (having seen it in person!)

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