Thursday, March 4, 2010
I also collect collectives, that is, the name for groups of things. You know, of course, that a group of cows are a herd, numerous sheep are a flock but did you know that a gathering of squirrels is a dray or alligators come in congregations. More than one jellyfish is a smack and leopards are a leap which is one of the few that makes sense.
When I am bored, I like to make up collectives. A group of puppies is a wiggle or cuddle, cats are a curiosity, a gathering of elderly men is a complaint or college depending on their personality. Okay,okay,-equal rights- a gathering of elderly women is a gossip or, again, a college. A group of quilters have been given many names; a bee, piecemakers etc. but I think they should be called comforters.
Speaking of quilts, the wall hanging above is one of the patterns that was in the book I was writing. I think I am now going to sell them seperately. This hanging is approximately 30" X 40" but can easily made bigger or smaller. It is a great gift for a coffee drinker and can be made in just a few hours.
If interested, you can contact me at: email@example.com