Saturday, November 13, 2010
Pieces of a Day
Finished a set of coasters for Grandma - a surprise birthday gift! I was told to make them rose (not coral, not pink) and burgundy.
Grandmothers are sure to appreciate embroidery, right?
Aria and Liam rediscovered our Thanksgiving decorations. Somehow I always forget to decorate for Thanksgiving, so it was pretty cool that Aria thought to get stuff out!
These "Thankful" poems are a watercolor resist we made last year. I just love them.
New fabric! This stash of goodies arrived from Sew Fresh Fabrics! The large birdie print is Nest by Valori Wells. I plan to use it to back the Sunrise Spectrum baby quilt fro do. Good Stitches. Then, that's Kona Amber (an old favorite), Kona ochre (a new favorite!), and two Full Moon prints by Amy Butler that I intend to save for bindings.
Also finished a little book by Bill McKibben called "Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas." The dollar amount is unimportant, but the message was powerful. In less than 100 (narrow) pages, Bill has inspired me to reinvent those aspects of Christmas that aren't quite meaningful to our family, in order to carve out a truly restful, peaceful and joyful Christmas season. And it's not all generalities either - I've gained some concrete ideas. What a perfect read this time of year! You should totally see if your library has a copy!!!