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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Three for a girl...

This old
nursery rhyme  came to mind when I saw these Magpies in my garden the other day...

One for Sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told.




I'm not very superstitious but I do believe in Karma,
So I must be a bit lol
Maybe I should be MORE superstitious, maybe it's a sign ;)


I'm still waiting to be a grandma after my son got married a couple of years back,



I've made a baby Quilt, baby Afghan and now this blanket and Teddy,


I Think I'll have to start leaving a few hints here and there
hahaha :)



Whatcha think..will it do the trick :)



This wool is so lovely and soft and cuddly :)



15 comments:

  1. I think of that rhyme all the time as we have lots of magpies around!
    Love the Afghan and teddy! They are perfect for a new baby! You should drop a few hints! loL!

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  2. Dear Summer ,
    the blanket and the Teddy are lovely , so sweet . And you can already see when watching how soft they are . For this, the beautiful colors , all fabulous.
    Greetings Sandra

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  3. I will send good thoughts your way that a baby will be on its way for you to love and be able to share all the wonderful gifts you have made. The blanket and bear are wonderful and look so soft. You are so talented.

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  4. Perhaps the stork will have some happy news for you soon, Summer. :) Oooh that wool looks ever so soft and such pretty pastel shades. Both the bear and blanket are lovely...you are very clever!

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  5. Hiya dearest Summer , I hope I find you well, our weather as always has a mind of its own ...but the sun doth come be it in but spits and spats hahahahaha :))))..And what does dear Summer share with us this day . Aughhhh Pica Pica's the common Magpies Mag from the latin chatters , Pie relating to its colour as in black and white , there being some 20 variables and the Treepie taking it to 21 .A bird the evokes many feelings , thoughts , and superstitions .A very misunderstood bird . A bird that is VERY sociable , it is said by my late mother's people that a faerie lives within every Magpie and whilst not the most affectionate of birds once befriended the Magpie will defend you and yours as though one of its own . And make no mistake about it they are Warriors , highly intelligent , cunning , capable of mimicking any bird call , capable of entrapment ,thieves of pretty things as Jackdaws ( being of the Crow ) and killers , none the less seen by many cultures as good omens , including my own , that was until Christianity put its foot in the door ,it is said the Magpie refused to enter Noah's ark , choosing to jabber on the roof of the Ark as the world drowned and refused to mourn Christ's crucifixion again in its act of none silence . Well Christian's we all don't mourn the same way in our experience of loss .Magpies mate for life when a partner passes over there partner calls out his or her loss , and a funeral is held , even wreaths brought of flowers and grasses , where possible .. TRUE loss is observed , as the surviving partner tries in desperation to raise there lost partner , whilst other attending Magpies offer protection and try to comfort , Elephants are seen to do the same ..what ya think dear Summer are they the living incarnation of the devil himself as the church going religious men of the middle ages would have us believe , of just creatures that show there loss and distress vocally , for in my mind I have no doubt they mourned the loss of the world as they knew it and Christ at his crucifixion..just a couple of examples dearest Summer what you think :))))).. https://youtu.be/60Zg9sGnQf8 https://youtu.be/DkQr_xFqGBg it is said by these men of God that every Magpie carrys a drop of the Devils blood beneath its tongue and that if the creatures tonuge be severed and the blood released the bird would speak as a man ..the poor creatures that suffered this ordeal does not bare thinking about :((((....as for the Poem dearest Summer , it has many variables its self , the One for sorrow is based on a singular Magpie , Jackdaw , crow being seen by your house meaning impending death , the bird Partners loss , till he/she finds a new mate from the mass broods prior to pairing off and that when ever one Magpie be seen bad weather shall occur ..the Two for Joy is based on the fact that when ever you see two Magpies together its always good fine weather ..the rest speak for them selves :)))) the Original poem followed by some of its varients dear Summer .....
    the 1780 version

    One for sorrow,
    Two for mirth,
    Three for a wedding,
    And four for death

    the 1846 version

    One for sorrow,
    Two for luck; (or mirth)
    Three for a wedding,
    Four for death; (or birth)
    Five for silver,
    Six for gold;
    Seven for a secret,
    Not to be told;
    Eight for heaven,
    Nine for hell
    And ten for the devil's own sell!( the word sell from the Scottish meaning Self )

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  6. The modern version

    Modern version
    One for sorrow,
    Two for joy,
    Three for a girl,
    Four for a boy,
    Five for silver,
    Six for gold,
    Seven for a secret,
    Never to be told,
    Eight for a wish,
    Nine for a kiss
    Ten for a bird
    You must not miss.

    and the Variables

    One for sorrow
    Two for joy
    Three for a girl
    Four for a boy
    Five for silver
    Six for gold
    Seven for a story that remains untold
    Eight for heaven
    Nine for Hell
    And ten for the Devil’s own self

    One for Sorrow
    Two for joy
    Three for a girl
    Four for a boy
    Five for silver
    Six for gold
    Seven for a secret never to be told
    Eight for a wish
    Nine for a kiss
    Ten a surprise you should be careful not to miss
    Eleven for health
    Twelve for wealth
    Thirteen beware it's the devil himself.

    Hahahahahaha OMG there making them up as they go along dear Summer , but the basis of reality is that many old poems / nursery rhymes of this elk stem from life's observations, experiences , and without doubt the daily desires of life ..the fact that the religious applications were in many cases lost along the way from the poems/ nursery rhymes speaks volumes to me ...Dearest Summer , me thinks you have been sent a sign :)))..failing that you could always start leaving knitting patterns for teddies and cot blankets on there bed side tables when they stay over ..bed time reading and all :))) hahahahahaha ..One hopes your wishes come true soon dear lady , One knows the feeling well hahahahahaha as ALWAYS dearest Summer my SINCERE respects Ban :)))))))))))))

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  7. What a beautiful blanket and teddy!!! And your garden shot is stunning friend!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!! Nicole

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  8. Hiya its only me again !!!!! hahahahaha , had to come back to comment on Teddy and blanket , know I chatter on but that's Ban :))))...Oooooohhh Summer are they not just to die for :)))))) , they are of the plushest fibres , one feels wool not really the right word to use , what is that twine like hahahahaha , is there anything you are not know passing over the needles hahahahaha , Summer there gorgeous and none committed in colour , not that it matters any more the Pink for girl and Blue for boy took a back seat a long time ago , she or he is gonna be the most treasured grandchild toddling when the time comes , for I know from the pieces of lovingly prepared pristine wonderments of work you have created and shared with us all here , giving us all great insight into the creative beauty of that which is Summer , that that same said beauty of heart and soul be bestowed upon all those you hold dearly to you :))).. and that said be boundless in its giving of self ..he or she is going to be the luckiest of children to have a Gran like you as and when the time arrives ..and I so know said child will love there gran with such affections for within them beats a heart of your line .:))))) ..dear Summer I sooooooooooo love this blanket and Teddy could they be made of any more lovable a material they scream cuddle me , snuggle me hahahaha ......heart touching ...truly heart touching ...Dearest Summer as ALWAYS my SINCERE respects to YOU , Ban :)))))))))))))))))))))

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  9. So soft cuddly and cute! You really are so talented:)

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  10. Beautiful knitting, well done on the finishing.

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  11. it will happen, look at me a nana three times over in the space of 20 months!!! Thanks for following my friends blog, that was so kind of you.

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  12. I love the blanket and teddy, so perfect for a wee one of either sex. You will be a granny soon enough.
    Hugs, Meredith

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  13. Summer: How adorable, the bear is so sweet. Love the color of the yarn, someday I will learn to knit and crochet.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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