Nothing quilty going on today. So here is a photo of a paper pieced nativity scene from 1999. The colors are brighter but I think they get washed out on the green rug. I hand quilted this, as you can see, it says, O COME LET US ADORE HIM across the bottom. (I should have written it out first, it is kind of squished on the one end). And there are angles in the sky with trumpets, blue on blue, so you have to look close to see them in person, even. My mom collects nativities, so this resides at her house. It is small, maybe 12 x 12. I would love to do another paper pieced nativity. I have seen quite a few and been very impressed with them all.
Instead of quilting today, my family and I went to Worthington Glacier and hiked around up to the glacier, and hopped on the rocks, waded the streams (VERY COLD), threw rocks, looked around, and generally had a good time. Then we went to Valdez for dinner and then went down to the docks. The fishing charters were coming in and there were some 120 pound halibuts!
I didn't get to play with holly hocks as a child as I grew up here in Alaska and didn't know anything about them until I moved to Iowa to go to college. But they are so beautiful, I just love them. I would love to have more hollyhock patterns, fabric, anything. But I have never seen any.