Have you heard about the Prayer Flag Project?
I'm not sure if I was on the way back from the States or in the middle of my move this summer or if I simply don't read my digital version of Cloth Paper Scissors as carefully as I did the hard copy...
Thankfully...some of my blogging friends began to show their flags...so I did a little research and fell in love with the idea.
It's a very old tradition from India to hang these flags outside - in the elements - with the thought that as they disintegrate...the sentiments in the flag will dissolve into the Universe and touch others as the breeze carries their essence.
I love that thought.
I found out about all this the night before my 2nd granddaughter was born in August and so got to work - pronto - to make one for her.
My daughter's labor was induced...so I knew the time was short to get this flag finished...and because of that, it's not quite as wonderful in a way, as I'd like for it to be...but it hangs proudly in the hall outside her apartment door.
We don't have a place outdoors to hang a flag...but there are windows above where I put it, that don't close, so Claire's flag is exposed to the very considerable wind and rain of Barranquilla.
I free motion stitched her name and then the words...
Love with abandon.
I used a piece of fabric that my mother-in-law gave me when my daughter was a toddler for the front...and pink felt for the back.
Both are sturdy fabrics, so it may take awhile for it to 'spread'...but for now, we enjoy looking at it...and praying for our Claire Bear.
And who knows?...maybe it'll be there when she's old enough to read.
Create Your Life,