|Baby Owen's First Christmas|
needed a stocking!
|Hanten - front|
waiting to be hemmed
In the Japanese tradition, I designed a kamon for the back of the jacket. According to Jenni Dobson's book, Making Kimono and Japanese Clothes, the kamon is a type of family crest, indicative of the wearer's heritage..
Now, my late husband's family is Jewish, and mine, Christian, so I designed a motif to bring the two traditions together. It is similar to the motif that's on my husband's headstone, given that he embraced the Christian faith about ten years before he died.
The motif is a combination of applique and embroidery; the cross in the centre of the star is done in chain stitch, with white silk thread.
And yes, I've been working on those quarter square triangles for the Orca Bay Mystery! I cut out and marked another thirty squares last night. Having been given the gift of time today -- most of my Monday-in-Lacombe activities cancelled -- I'll be sewing, cutting and pressing within the hour. :-) As Bonnie has managed to figure out how to link up blogs to hers for 'Show & Tell', stay tuned for photos!