My friend Laura sent me some photos of the wedding quilt I made her and her husband back in October. Here is the quilt in situ - very pleasing to see!
The memo, which Laura and her then-fiancé (now husband!) chose, was soft greys, white and duck egg blues. It was a labour of love and, as with all labours of love, I learned things I didn't expect to learn doing it - like about how I respond to expectations from the outside world and from myself, how long it takes to make a bed-size quilt (normally I make one leisurely over the course of several months or a year), how there are some types of work that take as long as they take and can't be rushed...
It was a thrilling moment though to hand it over to them on their beautiful wedding day. Well worth it!
When I wrote to Laura after her wedding and commented on her new married name, she said something I thought was very cool: she said it was like acquiring a 'superhero identity'.
This made me think of a project another friend did with her kids, to design their own superhero capes. My kids and I went out and chose some plain fabric in our preferred colours and a fabric pen, but haven't got any further than that yet. Perhaps it's a holiday project... I will show the finished results when they are finally done ;-).
And my very talented photographer friend, Ingrid, took some lovely photos of us (well, I think so! ;-)) while we were visiting recently in Switzerland. I thought these images spoke nicely to the subject of touch and its importance that I blogged about two weeks ago.
So many types of touch - hugs, kisses, massage, pats and strokes, rough-housing... Something for everyone?!
Wishing you pats, strokes and creativity as the nights grow cold and dark,
Elizabeth, aka The Writing Parent