Thursday, December 31, 2015
Clara and I designed and made this for Felix' Christmas present. First you have to know how much Felix loves Dante. He's even teaching himself Italian so he can read it in the original.
Brace yourself for perhaps the world's first rendition of The Inferno as a log cabin quilt.
It's called Dark Wood--the place where the story of The Inferno begins.
The narrator is lost there.
He wants out, but his way is blocked by a lion:
and a wolf.
However, he is going to find the way:
The sun breaks through the darkness, and a guide appears. It's going to end well.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
This was a peaceful Christmas. I don't know why everything felt so relaxed. Maybe just the kids being older--having them all at home is celebration enough. Just add festive food!
Back to our normal routine today, with a break to check on the floodwaters in the valley. Nothing dangerous, just enough to be exciting.
I hope you all continue to find blessing in this season.
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Saturday, December 26, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Such a busy day in the kitchen, and at the work computer.
Daisy executed her long-held plan of making marzipan mushrooms,
and putting them on our Buche de Noel.
Then it was time to get ready for evening church, the Christmas music service. Daisy had piano *and* clarinet solos, and thought she'd wear her dirndl.
I made this for her in the fall, faking it from a 50s pattern for a skirt and weskit.
She's very woodlandy.
That's why her mushrooms look so real.