My Doll Quilt Swap is finished. A few days late (Edit: Wait! Where did I get the idea I had to have it out the door by the 15th of November?! Yeay, me! It’s EARLY!), but finished. Whew! Wahoooooo!
I had originally envisioned embellishing the piece with vintage buttons or maybe some beads, but my visit to San Francisco last week really made me change my mind. My husband and I made two separate trips to the Kinokuniya Book Store in The Japan Center, spending hours with (and several hundred dollars on!) the incredible art and design books and periodicals. Joe bought a book on Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of beauty.
The Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park was also inspirational, although I only found one ginkgo tree. I was pleasantly surprised as I quilted the piece that it seemed to take on the appearance of a Zen rock garden. And with that, I could go no further. I think it’s definitely Wabi-Sabi, and it will be shipped off to Montana later today!