Belated holiday greetings to you. How was your Christmas? I spent the month of December in the hospital and missed the entire festive season. The closest I got to celebrating was seeing holiday lights out the rear window of an ambulance!
A severe reaction to an MS medication threw my body for a loop, causing high fever and violent muscle spasms. A new medication is helping control my excessive muscle spasticity and physical therapy at home should help restore my strength. Nevertheless, prayers for my continued improvement are most welcome and may be the intangible factor that makes all the difference!
Even though the holiday was over, when I finally got home, we pulled out some of my favorite holiday decorations. This whimsical Christmas tree quilt is a Gwen Marston design, with a few subtle changes. Instead of using Gwen's tree pattern, I substituted one William doodled when he was six. I changed up the colors too, (Gwen's quilt had a red tree, teal background, and purple border) drawing my colors from the funky Japanese fabric I put on the back.
Christmas trees and hearts. Go figure!
I chose a more conventional green border and loved accentuating it with freeform swirls.