"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
- Charles Dickens
This morning, while work is going on in my home and in between giving our handyman coffee and cake, I decided to sit and get my last pillow sewn onto this tree and finish the rag bows and tassels.
I have been working on this together with my friend Bep (no blog) and we thoroughly enjoyed having SAL days...so much so that we are continuing them now although our project is completed. We have them once a month and choose a theme for lunch. We both bring part of the lunch and enjoy a day of needlework and lots of chatting and laughter.
It was fun to make the little rag bows out of two coordinating fabrics held together by the miniature tassels. Now my tree is complete and I can enjoy keeping Christmas in my heart and studio...
"Out hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder