This week has been a whirlwind of activity. And where there is activity, creativity follows. Right now I am going to put aside the stories of all the finished and half-finished projects of the week and focus on two biggies, the long awaited arrival of Maria and the departure of our good friends, as they leave our lovely hilltop for the Azores.
New babies always bring a flurry of project ideas; luckily I was given a bit of focus by my friend, and then expectant mother. In the process of renovating an old farm house here in the hills, she discovered a bag of wool. She had the wool cleaned by a man who at one time made wool mattresses. I am still sad I was too busy to be a part of this process; I find the whole thing fascinating. She asked me if I would make a wool-filled nursing pillow, of course I was very excited by this idea. Several years ago I made a pattern for “Boppy” covers for another friend, fortunately I keep the pattern. So from the “Boppy” cover pattern I created the wool nursing pillow and three covers, a practical and pretty gift. On two of the covers I FINALLY used some of the organic cotton I purchased last summer. I was saving it for a special occasion, and without a doubt Maria’s arrival was just such the occasion.
|Nursing pillow and covers just waiting...and waiting...|
|Welcome Sweet Maria!|
|It's a bit hard to see, but this is the speed boat page. In the photograph they are eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the lake.|
|This was the envelope he made for her. All of the broken hearts make we want to cry.|