Sunday, February 24, 2008
Todd's grandma passed away a year and a half ago. She dearly loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and I really wanted Tsia to have something that her great-grandma made as a way to remember her. She was a quilter, and this tree was included in the box of her ornaments we received this Christmas. As soon as I saw it I knew it needed to hang in Tsia's room; it just fits with her doll quilts, somehow.
But I thought it needed a tree friend to make it seem less Christmas-y, so I made a little deciduous friend for it.
Yeah, I know; I can't seem to stop, can I? I whined the first time, turned aroudn and did it again, and here we are a third time. As it turns out, I really love the process of hand piecing and hand quilting, and this tree was stitched entirely by hand. There's something so relaxing about the process, isn't there?
I'm afraid my photos don't really do the pair justice--something about that unusual shade of yellow in the bedroom that doesn't photograph very well--but it's a pleasure to see Grandma Gabrielson's handiwork hanging in Tsia's room every day. I'm glad we'll all be able to look at it every day.