1- So you might Follow



The idea

The Magic Feather Project is all about giving.

On August 7 , 2011.  Yes, if you have been following along, it is hard to believe it was that long ago, I posted an idea for this project on my main blog, Spirit Cloth. The idea originated while I was sharing my thoughts in the Magic Diaries,  a long term teaching/sharing series which followed the making of one of my larger cloths.

Because blogs are sometimes hard to dig into and because mine is such a pot of soup, I  decided to create a new place, this place, where I might put things in order, make it a bit easier to understand all that has happened.  This way to follow is as much for me as it for anyone.  I have duplicated  related posts here  with links to their original source , since this all happened in the context of a life and this helps me understand the process that it holds.  I will continue to fill in the gaps with additional  unpublished notes and photos and hopefully it will end up to be a complete story of this amazing journey.  I am still in edit mode, but the basics are here.

The posts are a continuous stream from the start to finish.  They are also listed in the sidebar  in order  as a convenience.  For this is one long story.

I have added an Update tab up top to hold links to any  adventures the cloth's travels might reveal.


So this is what I said way back on that Summer's day in 2011:


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Some questions arose like they do as any Small Journey begins.

There were notes to self.

Notes 1


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( the free workshop mentioned in the audio can be accessed from the sidebar. I only hope the instructions will be used for generous purpose.)


2 - The First 2 Feathers

 The call went out (actually a bit before the announcement on the blog) and on   this day   August 9, 2011...

A day of gifts  in many forms, the first two feathers....

First feathers

It was a kind of thrill really, having no idea how big this would all become.  The feathers and their little stories. In looking back I realize I made a big mistake by reducing the size of the photos.  Which made it impossible to  make them into a book.  But then maybe it was a way to keep it small, personal.  Not a business endeavor.

I feel good looking back, knowing it has been and always will be about the cloth, the gift, just that.

3 - Four

This day   August 10th  2011

Soon there were four.  But  one feather that just happened to be gifted to me as a thank you in general, well I decided to  use it as a good beginning.  Gifts are good beginnings.  And so this feather became #1. 

Reconsidering 1

We were off and running.


And the next day August 11th 2011, there were 8....


I began to feel the flow.  How much loving energy might be gathered in this process.  How one might be carried by that flow.  How a simple cloth might carry that message.

I sensed the excitement of others building.  This filled me.

Filled with excitement

4 - Feather Friday

This Day...

August 12th 2011

 Sharing ideas

I began opening my heart further, sharing ideas.  The feather workshop began. There is a link to this workshop in the sidebar.  It was meant to be a gift.  The kind that might inspire giving not taking.  Trusting in that.

Without a trace

Without having, proving,  standing taller...

Maybe as I look back, this was a foreshadowing.   The answer to some of my  big questions.  I know that now.

5 - A little story

On this day

August 17th 2011

Little story

The postman could not fit my mail in the box so he had to walk the 400 feet of dirt road to my front door.  With feathers... he wondered. I shared the story. He said, "It's OK, they are light as a feather."