I have always been fascinated with the dragonfly. I remember as a little girl, running barefoot through the grass, trying to catch these little critters. I often would see them perched on my mother's taut clothes line, sneaking up ever so quietly and trying endlessly to grab a wing. I don't remember if I ever succeeded. I DO remember how simple those days were back then. I guess that is why whenever I see these amazing litter creatures, I'm always taken back to my childhood.
For many of today's kids, those simple days are long gone. Gathering tadpoles at the pond down the road. Playing "kick the can" until our yard was only illuminated by the street light from across the street. It was about now this time each year, that the shoes came off and left in the house, only brought out to go to town and, of course, to church. Our feet, tender from the long winter, it would take a couple of weeks to get used to running on the rocks. The days were long and playtime continued well after dinner (or as we called it, supper) was long over. When it was time to come home I'd know by the distant call of my name. No cell phone ringing in my pocket, no text messages. Just my name echoing across the yards, my mom calling me from the back porch door.
I don't know why the dragonfly does this to me. They stir up so many memories. I guess that's why I love making them so much. Here are some of my past and present dragonflies. My newest are these colorful painted dragonflies.
The rest of these are all made from different colorful quilt tops. They are so much fun to have laying around!
I am currently offering dragonflies from the quilt top the above ones are made from. Supplies, however, are limited, and once gone, I will search for another bright and cheery quilt top. If you are interested in any of my dragonflies, visit me at Olde Annie Primitives. Hope I have stirred up a few memories for you! ~~Annie