Each week I marvel at the way Ruby McKim manages to add so much detail to these illustrations, using only vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines. This Bo-Peep design is one of my favorites — I love her hat with the ribbon, her staff, and her little snood. With just a few well-placed lines, you can see right away that she’s looking for her sheep.
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And doesn’t know where to find them.
Let them alone and they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.
Poor Bo Peep! She does not know that her sheep will come back acting the way sheep most always do. So she worries and looks for them, instead of being carefree like the rest of the little Quilties. Boy Blue will be along after a while, and he is used to hunting sheep.
I probably won’t have any more stitched blocks, since I have huge project that I need to get done, and we are taking a couple of trips. I’ll be stitching on the road, though, so I plan to have my quilt top done shortly after the end of this series.
Here’s an antique paper doll postcard of Bo Peep. There are several others in this set, which I have added to the corresponding earlier posts.