Monday, 20 February 2012

Two for Joy



One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver, Six for gold,
Seven for a secret, never to be told,
Eight for a wish,
Nine for a kiss,
Ten for a bird you must not miss.

Magpie lino cut print, now for sale on Folksy

11 comments:

Doda Smith said...

Gorgeous!

hanmade said...

really love this new print amanda! whenever i see a single magpie or more than one, i always have to say out loud what the number is but i only ever remember up to 7! so now i know the rest! thanks! hehe! :D

Jennifer Tetlow said...

Very lovely, as ever!

acornmoon said...

I wish you two for joy and hope that your recent experiences do not dishearten you too much. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

A Deegan said...

a wonderful design Amanda :)

Janey said...

Really lovely :)

Mangle Prints said...

Thank you- they really are wonderful birds. We also have a custom in our house, whenever you see a magpie, you have to say "good morning/afternoon Mr Magpie"! Not quite sure where that comes from ? Amanda : )

Anna said...

Lovely print Amanda, I love this rhyme. The week before my prem grandchild was born I saw 4 magpies in my garden, which I took as a sign; he just arrived 8 weeks early!!

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

beautiful.

Radish's Mum said...

Lovely - we salute the magpie when we see them. No idea where that comes from either!
Hx

Suze said...

Beautiful as always, Amanda...

I always say hello to Mr Magpie when I see him.