The Swallow: In addition to indicating that a sailor had sailed 5000 miles, swallows are also associated with the idea of return. This "return" symbolism is rooted in two ideas. The first was the swallow's famous migration pattern, always returning home to San Juan Capistrano. Second, it was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.
Handmade Felt Swallow ~ ~ scissors tail is difficult, like leggings on this stuff, toss me one night, a thin little thing is really thin wool poke taboo, do not ask me how poked out, anyway I poked wash the stamp almost no confidence whatever the outcome, just barely get out of the wings is a thin pointy well done, had first felt a large needle, and then wet felting, needle felt ... again