Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Little Holiday Cheer

We sketched at Monticello Antique Marketplace and visited their Old Fashioned Christmas Show. It's fun to see collections from Christmas past. Seeing friends Christmas decorations and collections inspires creativity for the holidays and good cheer.

Last week, we celebrated my mother's 90th birthday. The guest book holds memories of guests and photos from her party. She's healthy, independent and active. I'm so fortunate to have her and enjoy our times together. Her party added holiday cheer to our lives.

I made this book by sewing panels of fabric together, adding a layer of sheer, light turquoise fabric with stitched flowers and my free-motion stitching of flowers on top in red thread. It's bound in a peach-colored satin ribbon with a dragon button from the Button Emporium in downtown Portland. Hope you're enjoying this holiday season.


Dayna Collins said...

The book you made for your mother's 90th birthday celebration is beautiful!

Herm said...

I like the free-motion stitching on the guest book, well done Paula!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a lovely book, Paula. Love all the nice stitching. We are lucky, indeed, to have our moms. Mine celebrated 93 years last Sunday.

lilylovekin said...

What a beautiful book you made for your mother, you are so lucky to still have her with you. Enjoy your holidays. Lorrie