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Saturday, December 31, 2011
In Honor of the Prayer Flag Project
I have been deeply moved by the Pray Flag Project and even though I am not a contributing member, the project spurred me to create a small prayer flag mobile to hang at the front door of my house. No longer will I ever see a snippet of fabric in the same way again. The potential of these fabric swatches is limited only by the size of one's heart.
All I did to make this mobile was stitch through each raw edged swatch, take a few more stitches with no fabric, and then stitch through the next swatch. Some of the fabric chains are long. Some are short. Most snippets have words written on them with permanent marker, but a few await another ah-ha moment.
I cut a small diameter dowel into two equal segments and bound them together with crochet thread. In order to attach the chains to the dowel parts, I merely punched holes into the first fabric of each chain and slipped the swatches onto the dowels and adjusted their placement to achieve a balanced mobile. Since this will hang outside in the elements, I used indoor/outdoor wood glue to keep the chains from slipping off of the dowels if the wind should kick up.
The prayer flag chains dance in circles and move with the slightest breath of air. Now, whoever comes to my door will be greeted with one-word thoughts that can only transport the heart to a good place.
I offer my greatest thanks to those talented souls who contribute to the Prayer Flag Project for they have all given me pause to dwell upon only uplifting thoughts.