What a season! I was so busy this Christmas that I almost don’t want to share all I did – I fear I’ll come off as a nut! I finished up at my job, which was very hectic with all the sales we had. I also worked on several projects that I was commissioned to do. My cousin in Colorado sent me a photo of a vacation cabin she wanted done for a Christmas gift and I got it to her just before Christmas. I only had the one photo to work from, but I LOVE when I get just one picture and it is from the perfect angle.
This Christmas I didn’t do as much sewing for my family as usual. I did make my kids their traditional pajama pants, and a quilt for Elizabeth (which I will share at a later date). Mostly I was busy finishing up a commissioned piece for my dear neighbor. The task was set to me months back, but the idea was so daunting that it took my brain awhile to work out the details. A very good friend of my neighbor’s closed up her family business this past year and she wanted to give her a tribute to the years they shared their morning coffee together. Her idea was to have me make one of my wall hanging quilts of the large window at their shop and add images that speak to their years of friendship. A few of the images were inside jokes, some represented the passage of years, but mostly it was a beautiful summation of wonderful mornings spent together in friendship.
What a task! And what a result — I was so afraid it would turn out like a demented version of a Salvador Dali painting, but I truly quite like it! 🙂