I only thought to look up the symbolic meaning of Hummingbirds after I wrote about making the pillow yesterday.
As usual, there was so many different sites with meanings, but what most of them had in common was that the Hummingbird is a symbol of finding the joy and lightness in life.
No coincidence that I was feeling just the opposite when I chose the Hummingbird embroidery to work with. But then I can’t help but wonder did I choose it, or did it come to me?
My Hummingbird Pillow is sold, but this morning I began working on another one using the other crane embroidery I have.
I feel like making these pillows is like reading a nonfiction book. Because nonfiction is usually harder for me to get into. And once I do, I don’t want to put it down because I’ll get out of the head of reading it. (It’s a different head than reading fiction which goes in and down like something soft and sweet).
Because the fabric is difficult to work with, I feel like if I stop making these pillows, I won’t want to start again. And I still have plenty of silk embroideries to choose from.