The last finish for 2012 and the third anniversary of this blog. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for so long. Thanks to all of you who have joined me on the journey. It’s been fun.
The time of year has come when the cutting table moves to the living room and becomes a dining table. I’ve packed away the projects, done an audit of the tablecloths and made many lists as we work out how we are going to seat and feed 14 people on Christmas Eve, for our big family celebration. This year we will be joined by family members from overseas, making it extra special.
There will be a smaller picnic on Christmas Day. The menu for that meal is certain – whatever we didn’t eat on Christmas Eve – most likely ham, ham and more ham. My beloved’s employer has preserved the tradition of giving their employees a ham before they close the plant down for Christmas. It’s a lovely tradition and I can’t imagine that it happens very much any more. Of course there are now many new Australians at that workplace, people who were born in Cambodia or Afghanistan or somewhere else where Christmas doesn’t feature on the calendar and where, in some cases, pork is considered unclean. I’m curious if those staff members get a leg of lamb instead, or if they just find they get a fresh boat anchor each year.
Here is the bento box quilt, finished, bound and ready to be wrapped. I machine sewed the binding this time as it’s for a little girl so needs to withstand play and laundering. I prefer the finish of hand sewn binding but this turned out OK.
If you are among those who celebrate Christmas I wish you all the Compliments of the Season.
Peace on Earth and gun control in America. Surely it’s time.