Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Of flowers and honey bees...

"A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay.

A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon.

A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly."

This photo was taken when we were at the visitor's center in Dwingeloo which I mentioned last week. I also have a photo of a more perfect flower but this little honey bee sat on this one drinking its nectar.

I love these old sayings like this one about bees which to me also translate to being out in the countryside. It is fun to read the old farm weather and home sayings, which echo olden days of hard work and innocence. I am collecting old Dutch sayings to use on a special quilt. I want to write them all out on blocks and place them on a double sided quilt. The front patchwork is finished and one day soon, I need to start writing the sayings on fabric to use for the back patchwork.


Nancy said...

What a beautiful photo Heidi. The bee is having quite the snack, isn't he? Love your quilt idea.

~ Janice ~ said...

Lovely picture and quote! I love the idea for your quilt! I am sure you will have fun collecting quotes and eventually getting it all put together. I hope we will be able to see the finished product one day! :o)

Nan - said...

I so love this idea. For someone who doesn't know anything about quilting, could you tell me how you do the writing? Is there a kind of quilting pencil or pen specially made to write on material? And if it is two-sided how do you see both sides?