I received a splendid gift from a kindred spirit this holiday season;
this beautiful crazy quilted needle book, and what a treasure it is
beautifully monogrammed on the front with my initial; meticulous stitching with charming bits and pieces of old linens and lace
the back cover as lovely as the front
inside, pretty pink wool felt for the needles and a beautiful pin for decoration
I am going to enjoy using this every single day!
as we opened our gifts, sipping tea and exclaiming over every little thing, we got to chatting about my recent post on words for the New Year... trying to articulate what I am hoping to gain from my desire to focus on one word each month and really explore the layers of meaning to be found within it through art and writings
and she shared with me her word for the New Year, to be focused on for the entire twelve months, again through art and writing, but with a wonderful twist...
her word is "Gratitude" and each month she will place a different adjective with it, for example "Joyful Gratitude" and so on... I think it's brilliant...
I am so excited for the New Year!