My friend and I have been learning to sew this year. It was a goal we set for ourselves at the end of last year. A goal that thankfully we have conquered and grown to love.
Last weekend, we found ourselves in her newly painting dining room, drinking coffee and editing patterns. I had been dreaming for months of making this blanket for our baby. And I was ready to take on the challenge.
For a wedding gift, Sean and I received some beautiful hand-dyed African fabric from our friend, Tommy, who had just returned from the states after two years in the Peace Corps. The fabric, he said, was a symbol of fertility. Apparently, less than a year later, it was effective.
So with a little help and encouragement from my friend, I took on a bigger project than I thought I could accomplish. And by Tuesday, it was done!