Monday, March 19, 2012

Everything old is new again!

Working on the theory that if I didn't take some stitching to do on the trip I'd be bound to have time on my hands, I popped some Daisy a Day quilt 'petals', some pins, needles, my airline-friendly Clover pendant cutter, and a reel of Aurifil thread into my bag.

You guessed it!

In my bag is where it stayed for the whole three weeks - out of sight, but rarely out of mind thanks to a surprising number of reminders from antiquity.

At Capernaum.

At the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

And in the well-preserved ruins of a palatial house from the 2nd Temple period (more than 2000 years ago) in the Herodian quarter of Jerusalem.

It seems my very modern, jazzy little Daisy a Day block isn't such a new idea after all!


  1. oh, wow! That is really cool. You must've loved it. :)

  2. Shows that a good design is timeless!

  3. That's simply astounding! Wasn't it King Solomon who wrote in Ecclesiastes: "what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun"? But I adore your updated version of it.


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