January 12th, 2007
I made this quilt for my dear friend, Aja. I was really happy with the fabric combination, despite it being very out of the whole pink, blue, green, LOTS of color scheme. It’s simple, and I think it’s more powerful this way. I wanted her to have something soft and pretty to cuddle up with on cold Northeastern days, and, there’s something about a quilt that says, “I think you’re so special I want to keep you warm and happy.” I hope she feels this way each time she uses it.
I’m not a fan of winter. I appreciate the joy of a hot cup of tea on a cold morning and how pretty the snow is, but it really gets me down once January hits. I want to hibernate and return only when it’s warm and the sun will shine. There’s a lot of dying that goes on during this month. The leaves are dead, the holidays are over, all of last year has ceased; it’s a time of introspection, I suppose. I’ve had so much change over the past year: deciding to give up on a career, leaving the East coast and dear friends, rejoining family, new houses, new cities. It’s a lot of change for a girl. I am so very happy to have this blog and my crafting as an outlet. It’s been very productive for me and a great way to receive some much needed encouragement. So thanks, blogland. I’m wishing all of us a happy and healthy new year.