The theme of my year of journal quilts is trees and birds. For November the title is "The Ones Who Winter Over". I've added four birds to the leafless trees which represent the birds that I still see at the feeders -- or at least I hope these are the right birds. I'm not a bird identifier and I only watch them at feeders and to me the majority are LBBs -- which is "Little Brown/Black birds." I'm happy people feed them and later in the winter I wonder how the tiny little things manage to stay alive in blizzards. Nature's wonders.
Yes, this is a quilt. I didn't make a note, but I believe it is by the well-known art quilter Barbara McKie and that the bears are thread painted. It seems very appropriate as winter set in around the county.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!