I have been trying to squeeze Shauna's tree block in on my off hours, but I always felt a bit cautious about starting..and then finishing...the tree. I wanted it to be perfect. I've known Shauna since highschool, and trees have rooted our friendship in so many wonderful ways. The tree is such a symbol of beauty, strength, art, wisdom, spirit, fun, reflection and hope. Much like Shauna...
I started this block three times...I redid the last attempt entirely, and at that point didn't have a white piece of cotton big enough, so found a white pillowcase that was ready to be recycled and here is Shauna's tree....on recycled cotton, which also makes me think of Shauna.
I know the block was due in the late spring, but...I think its design speaks nicely to the last rays of fall that we are holding on to here. I know it snowed near Shauna's house on the weekend, so winter is just around the corner. And I can imagine this tree in the winter, barren but for the owl sitting there.
love you Shauna...I'll mail it off tomorrow.