Today, though it wasn't really day eight,
the last presents were unpacked.
The first was a painted cardboard basket
(of which I showed a sneak peek ages ago)
that contained all the presents
but which was wrapped from the start !
The design and the beginning with a Neocolor crayon
Then I painted with white acrylic paint
one, two, three (and sometimes four) layers
to get a good white image.
Four sides ....... all year round
The last present took most of the time making ...
this little Birth Quilt
(48 cm x 38 cm)
belongs to a series or three,
one for each of daughter's children
and for every one of them I chose a bird for the center section
The grebe is a wonderful bird that we often see in the water
next to our garden.
It is so cute to see the tiny ones get on to the back of the parent
so they can ride along safely when they're tired.
(the youngsters swimming around are of course the older sister and brother)
Mom : isn't she a beauty ?!?
(YES, we think she is !)
I made this one because it is the Year of the Dragon
Above the dragon is written "roots and wings"
(which is written on every one of the three Birth quilts)
give your children roots
so they know where they come from
ánd where they can always return to,
give your children wings
so they can fly out into the world and live their life.
There are some extra wings on the top
(and when you look closely you can even see a little bit of magic thread !)
The first Birth quilt ever,
for the oldest daughter
and the second one,
for the (now) middle one, the older son
Making these little quilts for the children was a lot of work
but worth every moment of it