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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Prayer Flag swap

Reading Yvonne's blog post about prayer flags here I commented on how beautiful I thought they were and Yvonne asked me if I would like to make one and do a swap with her.  Having researched what a Tibetan prayer flag is I felt that the idea of putting up a flag so that the wind could carry the chosen sentiment across the world sounded a good idea so of course I agreed to do a swap and here is the lovely flag I received.

I particularly liked the little embroidered flowers surrounding the word Peace.  Thank you so much Yvonne.

Here is the one I made and sent to her - please excuse the crumpled tissue background - I had it all packed up ready to post before realising that I hadn't taken a photo - I like to keep a picture of anything I make and give away as I sometimes want to refer back to it - so had to open the packet and then reseal it and all as I was just about to leave the house for the post office!  I chose Hope as my prayer word as I feel that as long as we have hope almost anything is possible as I discovered when I posted this little presentation back in December 2009.

If only more hope and peace were spread across the world we might all be better off!  I will not be leaving Yvonne's lovely flag outside too much though especially in the current weather.  Perhaps if I hang it near an open window it will still work?!  

This is apparently my 300th post - can that really be true?!  I feel I should write something really exciting and interesting but maybe that will have to wait for the 400th!!

25 comments:

  1. You have written something interesting Jane!!!
    Both the little flags are lovely and I love the idea of them sending out good wishes around the world!
    Congrats on your 300th post. :)
    Vivienne x

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  2. What a lovely idea Jane, the flags are beautiful, both of them.

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  3. beautiful work by both ladies.

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  4. This IS interesting, Jane! I love both of the flags and the idea of sending good wishes out across the world is such a lovely one. Congratulations on your 300th post too!
    Helen x

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  5. Love your posts.. let's go for another 300!!

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  6. I've never heard of these before. You are right, what a lovely sentiment behind them. Both of the flags are really beautiful. I bet you'll treasure it forever.

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  7. What an interesting swap. They are both so attractive.

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  8. What a lot of thought must have gone into both of these flags, with appropriate sentiments to send out into the world.

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  9. I've always loved the ethos of Tibetan prayer flags, Jane, and I think they are a wonderful vehicle for a bit of textile creativity. Yours and Yvonnes are so very 'vintage' and gorgeous with it - but you could take it in any direction. Brilliant idea! Lx

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  10. Your posts are always exciting and interesting and as I don't think I knew you back in 2009 I would just like to say how lovely the story of the three candles is.
    I might even borrow it one day!
    cheers

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  11. Lovely little prayer flags.

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  12. What a great swap Jane. I love the flowers on your one - the way the actual flower head is depicted by just a single cross stitch is just so lovely.

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  13. What a fabulous swap!

    I have always been fascinated by Tibetan prayer flags.

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  14. Just realised that I didn't congratulate you on your 300th post ... that's dedication !!

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  15. What a great way to commemorate your 300th blog Jane - may peace and hope reign.

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  16. very pretty too. I love the flags
    Janice

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  17. I have never heard of prayer flags and love the idea! Congratulations on 300 posts and this post IS interesting! x

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  18. You always write something interesting! Roll on the next 100.
    PS Went past Brynberian today on the way to Newport and thought of you!

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  19. I love both flags and the word you've chosen is the one that gets me out of bed these days.
    PS. I'm ok. Nothing much has changed. Sorry for not replying to your e-mail. I can't seem to find the time for e-mails.
    xo

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  20. I think both are beautiful, each stitched with hope and love.

    just lovely.

    Leanne x
    talesofsimpledays.blogspot.com

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  21. What a lovely idea and they are both very pretty.
    Prayer flags that I have seen are almost always faded and ragged from the wind and weather.

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  22. They are both lovely, Jane, and certainly the world could do with much more peace and hope wafting about on the winds.

    I think your post was quite interesting and a positive way to celebrate reaching 300 posts!

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  23. Congratulations on reaching 300 posts!
    I've seen photos of prayer flags in Tibet, but didn't know what they were for. Thanks for explaining! I agree, though, yours are too nice to be ravaged by the weather!

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  24. I feel very privileged to be the owner of 'Hope' I love everything about it and will hang it with pride :) thank you for writing always such interesting posts :) happy 300th post I feel honoured :)

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  25. How pretty. I know that feeling of posting something then remembering I had not taken a photo. Same with a cake - half eaten and no photo!

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