I have to admit it was a good choice and helped me through many decisions I had to make as to use of time and talents and resources.
Those who really know me, know how I hate doing anything at the last minute. I can do "plan A","plan B", and even plans C, and D, but all need to have some end in sight.
I guess that is one of the reasons I really have no UFOs. I do have something like my blue runner waiting in the wings and I do have some ideas in my sketchbook to try out. (actually quite a few things I would like to try after seeing them on other blogs)
The Woman's Conference is the last weekend in January so the gift for the speaker is finished.
The kanji reading top to bottom, right to left, is Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. I sorted through my fabric bits to find two inch blocks that represent those seasons. The outlines of the kanji are quilted with glittery thread. (I always say, when that spool is gone, I am not getting more ... it is so hard to use)!
Can you read it? I didn't want it too bright.
The finished size is just over 22 x 34 inches if I count the binding.
When I took it out in the sun for a photo, I saw there is a lot of dog hair yet to be removed.
"Piper" is a pied canary and was a Christmas gift from my husband.
My daughter thought it a rather poor name as the pied piper lured away the children in the tale. Well, he also lured the rats and I am a rat-year person and I probably would have followed along with the children.
Then, since I play the bagpipes, I am a piper too.
What a wonderful way to end and begin a year with song!
Warmest wishes to you all in the coming year.