Sadly these will be my last ATCs for Kate’s Birthday swap. She has decided to take a break and while I completely understand her why, I will nonetheless miss the beauty in my mailbox in April. Oh well, it was awesome while it lasted!
I had the inspiration hit me as I was driving down a road over the weekend. It is a road I take for a shortcut and it is shrouded in trees and in the fall it is awash with color and leaves.
After a trip to Quilting Adventures to find the wool felt squares it came together in my head. I needle felted the pieces together and then punched the leaves from a couple of vintage books. One white and one with some yellowing to the pages. I didn’t want a lot of color, but preferred it a bit stark.
I like how it came out and hope the birthday girls will, too. I thought I needed to make 4 so there will be one in my Flickr photos and is available for trade if you are an ATC maker and interested in a trade.
And here is one of my favorite poems when I was a little girl:
by Joyce Kilmer
A nest of robins in her hair;
Who intimately lives with rain.
But only God can make a tree.