29 January 2013


The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Sanna Annukka. We got this book in December, actually, my husband wanted it for Christmas. It was a good choice. I've been inspired by it ever since I opened it. Sanna Annukka's illustrations are remarkable. I love the gold foil on the green linen cover as well. It's a beautiful little book.

My goal for this year, and it will take a year, is to make stockings for my daughters using inspiration from this book. I've never quilted before, but I want to patch quilt triangles of fabric in various patterns and colors for each of my daughters. White wool felt backing and fold-over flap with their names stitched on the flap. I also want to figure out how to incorporate a cross stitch of each of them. I'm still in the thinking stage. I've been thinking since December. This is why this project will take a year ;)


  1. Such a beautiful book. I will put it on my list. And I would love to start quilting. I did it as a child, but lost those skills a long time ago.

    1. If you had those skills once, you're sure to still have them. You can teach me ;)