Hello Friends, I hope you had a great weekend. How is it that we are in late January already?
I thought today is a fun day to share a poem Gwen recently wrote of the elephant.
by GKS, Jan 2021
Oh, creature of colossal height!
Oh, creature of such stately might!
Your trunk is like a garden hose
But bigger. And, as for your toes
They are huge! Oh, Mighty One,
When most see you they want to run.
Your trumpeting is louder than
An orchestra. And, having no fan
You slop black mud between your ears
Which takes care of your sweaty fears.
Your tusks! Well, they’re something to see!
For they are made of ivory!
Oh, wonderful! Marvelous to behold!
What a brave creature and bold!
I think we overlook your tail.
You show it off, but to no avail.
So I will help. Oh, lovely tail!
It’s quite thin, quite as thin as a rail.
And your legs! Oh, gracious, they’re like trees!
And just look at those giant knees!
Oh, how could I forget the ears?
With them, one most assuredly hears
Things that us humans do not know
Such as ‘Elephants know their friends from foes!’
Your physique is clumsy, I’m afraid.
It is the truth, it must be said.
However, you can run, if needed.
Your wise advice is quite best heeded
Because of your great memory
And because you are quite, quite free.
And now, my poetry must relent –
Goodbye, my friend, the elephant.
So, how’s your stomp going if you decided to join the fun? Feel free still to jump in anytime. Pat Sloan has the information HERE. Pat’s schedule has 2 more Mondays left after today.
Check out Pat’s Facebook Quilt Along page HERE and see all the different versions of Elephant blocks. Just looking at the fabric choices is most inspiring. Pat Sloan has the information on the quilt along on her blog HERE.
You may purchase the Pattern PDF here. And Fat Quarter Shop has both paper and PDF formats here. I am sewing along and making a second quilt. This is one of my blocks using Woodland Song fabrics by Poppie Cotton.
I want to thank those of you who have purchased my patterns, and supporting my daughter’s college fund! I released two more patterns within the last week. Both are availabe from my Etsy Shop HERE.
2. At A Glance — because New Year means new clipboards to keep track of quilt projects.
That’s all for now — I hope you enjoyed Gwen’s little poem, and I will be back tomorrow with my 2-Cent Tuesday!
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