This 12" x 12" cotton fabric swatch is a "great find" I recently purchased from Etsy shopkeeper maili from Helsinki, Finland: http://www.etsy.com/shop/maili. My husband is 31/32 Finnish, and I'm half Dane, so this was just too good to pass up! This unique fabric was created for the Finnish Clockmakers´ school museum and features a vintage watch face. It says "Patent Strömgren og Olsen No 524" on the face – which appears to be a Danish brand. I'm planning to stretch it over canvas to create a unique little piece of wall art. (Thanks to Ellen Medlock for a recent tutorial on her blog!) http://www.ellenmedlocksblog.com/project-pages/diy-fabric-art
The cheery print reminds me that time marches on. The background is the color of a CAUTION sign!
If my life is an hourglass, there are now more grains of sand in the bottom than in the top! Time is a precious commodity...too precious to waste or squander on worry, mindless TV-watching, or unproductive or unfulfilling pursuits. I'll try to spend my remaining time wisely – with family and friends, enjoying nature, creating, doing meaningful work, giving back, staying active and learning new things. But I will also leave some time to reflect and pray and ponder, to recharge my batteries – or, in the case if this lovely old Danish watch, to keep it wound and ticking!
LeAnn aka pasqueflower