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Runaway Boy, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

WUNST I sassed my Pa, an’ he

Won’t stand that, an’ punished me,—

Nen when he was gone that day,

I slipped out an’ runned away.

I tooked all my copper-cents,

An’ clumbed over our back fence

In the jimpson-weeds ’at growed

Ever’where all down the road.

Nen I got out there, an’ nen

I runned some—an’ runned again

When I met a man ’at led

A big cow ’at shooked her head.

I went down a long, long lane

Where was little pigs a-play’n’;

An’ a grea’-big pig went “Booh!”

An’ jumped up, an’ skeered me too.

Nen I scampered past, an’ they

Was somebody hollered “Hey!”

An’ I ist looked ever’where,

An’ they was nobody there.

I Want to, but I’m ’fraid to try

To go back. . . . An’ by-an’-by

Somepin’ hurts my throat inside—

An’ I want my Ma—an’ cried.

Nen a grea’-big girl come through

Where’s a gate, an’ telled me who

Am I? an’ ef I tell where

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Patterns

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11092-patterns-download

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Stitchy Stripy Watchband

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Stitchy Stripy Watchband

What Do I Need?

An old watch face with a watchband bar or a watch face from a craft store (I used a watch face with a 1˝ bar. The watch bar is the little bar on each side of the watch face where a strap is normally attached. Use a tape measure or ruler to measure the length of the bar; that will help you decide how wide your fabric should be.)

4˝ × 22˝ strip of fun fabric

4˝ × 22˝ strip of featherweight fusible interfacing

Fun-colored thread to coordinate with the fabric

Snap kit (which includes a snap tool and size 15 or 16 snaps)

Hammer (to use with the snap tool)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Measure your wrist by wrapping the measuring tape around your wrist twice. The watchband will be super long, so you can wrap it around your wrist twice! Decide on a length that is not too tight and will allow the 2 ends to overlap at least 1˝ and still feel comfortable. Write down that measurement.

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Time of Clearer Twitterings

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

I

TIME of crisp and tawny leaves,

And of tarnished harvest sheaves,

And of dusty grasses—weeds—

Thistles, with their tufted seeds

Voyaging the Autumn breeze

Like as fairy argosies:

Time of quicker flash of wings,

And of clearer twitterings

In the grove, or deeper shade

Of the tangled everglade,—

Where the spotted water-snake

Coils him in the sunniest brake;

And the bittern, as in fright,

Darts, in sudden, slanting flight,

Southward, while the startled crane

Films his eyes in dreams again.

II

Down along the dwindled creek

We go loitering.We speak

Only with old questionings

Of the dear remembered things

Of the days of long ago,

When the stream seemed thus and so

In our boyish eyes:—The bank

Greener then, through rank on rank

Of the mottled sycamores,

Touching tops across the shores:

Here, the hazel thicket stood—

There, the almost pathless wood

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Family Tree Wallhanging

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Family Tree Wallhanging

Finished Size: Approximately 24½˝ × 28˝

What Do I Need?

¾ yard of 45˝-wide cotton canvas fabric for the background

½ yard of quilt fabric for the tree foliage

¼ yard of quilt fabric for the tree trunk

A scrap of bright-colored fabric for the bird’s body

Scraps of felt for the bird’s eye and beak

Felt to back the photos

1½ yards of paper-backed fusible web

Fabric glue

Home inkjet printer

Inkjet printer fabric sheets (These can be found in packages online or at craft stores.)

Wooden dowel for hanging

Approximately 45˝ of colored twine for hanging

Sewing thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Hand sewing

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