Monday, April 9, 2012


It is funny how life works...I did not plan on sharing this story, but the way the events happened left me
with such amazement that I thought you might appreciate hearing about it.....

Over a week ago I was at my favorite thrift store and came across this beautiful matted fox picture.
It is rather large and it is an actual photo someone took. The picture was so striking and I immediately thought of my daughter who loves wolves. So, for a small price I took my prize home and gave it to daughter number 3.

daughter # 3 and wolf friend (edited in)....

Fast forward to this past Friday 6, 2012....
My son and I are driving early in the morning and out of the woods dashes the most beautiful Red Fox I have ever seen. It ran right in front of us and leapt safely into the woods on the other side.

It was rather majestic and large and strong for a fox. It looked like the picture of the fox  above except it had a black and white band toward the tip of its tail.

On Saturday 7, 2012 I go to my favorite New Age type shop and I walk around slowly
looking at each thing and I get to the back of the store and find a parchment with a Fox Prayer
written on it.
It calls upon creator to allow the essence of what fox represents to become
a part of who is praying.
"Gift me your keen senses
That I might see more of what is around me and use it to accomplish my goals.
To bring discernment into my life.".....

I quickly bought the parchment and brought it home.

Also early Saturday morning I was looking through some of my favorite art and saw a FOX!
(it is at the bottom of the picture.)

I decided I would honor fox by creating a quilt piece:

The fabrics surrounding fox are African, but remind me of Native American symbols.
The flute player to the left reminds me of the Kokopelli.

Among the Hopi, Kokopelli carries unborn children on his back and distributes them to women; for this reason, young girls often fear him. He often takes part in rituals relating to marriage, and Kokopelli himself is sometimes depicted with aconsort, a woman called Kokopelmana by the Hopi.[1] It is said that Kokopelli can be seen on the full and waning moon, much like the "rabbit on the moon".

The fellow on the right reminds me of the Anasazi Tribe.
A very ancient Native American Culture.

I have been listening to this earlier in the day before I began the Fox piece:
R. Carlos Nakai - Canyon People (Canyon Trilogy Track 7): via 

I continue to work on the corn.....

The leather for the rattle hung in the full moon.
I wet the leather and filled it with sand.
It is in the house now because it is suppose to rain and it needs to dry and stiffen.

I brought a cup of tea to my desk and at one point stopped stitching and looked at my cup and realized there were words on the tea back paper!
Another fun surprise/message to me...
Love it!
Have a great week!


  1. Its interesting how foxes kept popping up..they are crafty little guys! I hope things are going well for you and you had a lovely Easter!

  2. What a magical sereies of events!
    I adore foxes and was feeding a lame one in 2010, when we had weeks of dreadful snow ( here in uk we dont get snow that lingers but that year we did!)
    She was out back where I worked and although she didnt survive the winter, she did have some good quality food from myself and the care taker, in an effort to help her.
    the parchment sounds to be delightful too.

  3. This is a great story! Fox-full of treasures, both physical and spiritual :)
    Isn't R. Carlos Nakai the best?! I have a couple of his CD's that I really enjoy.

  4. Hi Gina,

    I think at times when things keep reappearing in our lives there is something we need to pay attention to...
    Thank you.
    Although the children are teenagers;Sarah wanted to hunt for Easter eggs.
    It was cold and yucky outside,
    So William and I hid them and Sarah and Hannah searched for them. It was really rather funny because we just hid them in the living room and William and I laughed because it was so easy. It was sweet :)
    My children make me smile.

    1. Sounds like yo had a fun time! I agree about things appearing for a reason - what do foxes tell us? They are clever, resourceful, graceful...sometimes those qualities come in handy...

  5. Hi Liniecat,
    It is so touching that you cared for the little fox. I am sure you made her life a better and eased her transition to the other side.
    I also found a parchment for my daughter who loves wolves. It is a wolf prayer. very sweet.
    Thank you <3

  6. Hi Nancy,

    I never get tired of listening to Carlos Nakai.
    He is such a good speaker and has wonderful stories to share. His flute playing is amazing.
    I love it when he sings native words/prayers and whispers as if it is the wind...beautiful.
    Thank you <3

  7. Marie, what magical encounters you had with beautiful fox. So interesting that even though you were thinking of your daughter, maybe fox is contacting you! This was very exciting, too, because you must have been in the flow to even experience these synchronicities. Just awesome! The rattle is so wonderful, I can hardly stand it. I think I've already said that. xoxo

  8. It was a series of events that may seem insignificant to some, but for me it was special.
    I have had things like this happen before, but rarely do I speak of them. I wanted to make the fox quilt piece and thought I would talk about what happened. I have read that sometimes a totem finds you not the other way around.
    I just figure I am on this journey...searching....learning....and finding quiet "moments" of "joy".
    These kind of events are my little joy.
    Thank you : )

  9. What a great story. I love it when events happen like that.... magical.
    Fox is with you for sure.
    your creations look wonderful.x

  10. Hi Trish,

    Thank you : )
    I am listening quietly to the whispers of Fox and what I need to understand.
    Thankfully there are magical moments.

  11. Trish...

    p.s. You have a lovely blog. I so enjoyed reading through it and seeing your sweet family.

  12. i wonder what the fox will share with you now that you've made this connection? your cloth is a good way to honor this story.

  13. Hi Handstories,

    Good question...I am working on the cloth now.
    I need to listen and pay close attention.