Handpainted Needlepoint Canvas Counting Magpies custom frame birds of a Feather. Includes canvas and handmade frame by Lisa Krause of Deux Bijoux Bijoux.
Design area of painted canvas is 13 1/2? X 13 1/2 stitch painted on 13 count canvas. Shown with canvas inserted into the frame. Frame has an easily removable back for self finishing. The rhyme Counting Magpies has its origins in superstitions connected with magpies , considered a bird of ill omen in some cultures, and in Britain, at least as far back as the early sixteenth century.
Fast forward to current times. A version of the rhyme became familiar to many UK children when it became the theme tune of an ITV children's TV show called Magpie , which ran from 1968 to 1980. The popularity of this version is thought to have displaced the many regional versions that had previously existed. In the 1995 Counting Crows song " A Murder of One ", the lyrics contain a modified version of the rhyme.
The rhyme is also the origin of the group's name. The Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium also released an album on October 14, 2011 entitled'One for Sorrow.
Containing tracks such as "Song of the Blackest Bird" and "One for Sorrow". The album art also depicts silhouettes of birds in flight soaring through a dimly lit sky and the earlier version of the rhyme was also used on the back of their "One for Sorrow" hooded sweatshirt.In the 2015 season premiere episode of Sleepy Hollow , the character Pandora recites this rhyme while conjuring up images of recently slain victims. British folk group The Unthanks include the song Magpie on their 2015 album, the lyrics of which contain portions of this rhyme. Also mentioned in book four of The Mortal Instruments , City of Fallen Angels , by Cassandra Clare. The character Simon reflects on his mother teaching him the rhyme as a child.
It was recited in the popular Canadian television show, Lost Girl , when the protagonist, Bo, searched for The Wanderer. The Nimble Needle is a brick and mortar needlework shop. All merchandise is brand new from current inventory and not from a private stash. When purchasing multiple items, add all items to your cart first. The item "Handpainted Needlepoint Canvas Counting Magpies custom frame birds of a Feather" is in sale since Sunday, May 08, 2016.This item is in the category "Crafts\Needlecrafts & Yarn\Embroidery & Cross Stitch\Hand Embroidery Cloth & Canvas\Plastic Canvas". The seller is "nimbleneedle1" and is located in Haddonfield, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.