"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Advent: December 19

I made this angel over 30 years ago from a pattern I got from my first quilt making teacher.  She (the angel, not the teacher!) has been lifted to her lofty perch every year since, and since around 1984, one kid or the other has been lifted along with her to do the honors of placement, with photos to document so that each one got their turn when it was "their" year. My mom got the pattern, too, since we learned to quilt together with that teacher, but I  don't  remember her ever making one.  If you've been quilting or sewing long (really long) you probably recognize the holly calico in the dress.  I bought it at House of Fabrics where I worked during my first year of marriage...which was a longggggg time ago! That's a lot of Christmases. (Yes, even then, I had a stash...quite a stash, actually...)

Tonight, DH, DD, DS, DDIL, and I are all going to a Christmas play.  I'm really looking forward to it; it will be a lot of fun.  Especially because we will all be together, and because this theater is a tiny one, so it feels like being right in the middle of the action.  I do love going to plays.

I hope everyone is able to slow down now and then, and to take time to savor some of the sweetness of the season.  Cheers!

1 comment:

Rian said...

What a heartwarming story. And what a special angel. Jim and I have been together 27 years and we still don't have a tree topper.