I am playing along with Katy from
nobigdill.com as she
Sews through the 26 letters of the alphabet.
Today is inspired by "I".
Little Nu is such a wild child.
Covered in bruises and bumps as she
ricochets off the world and
leaps from each adventure she sees.
I'm always inclined to tuck her in
a little tighter than her sisters.
Or, in this case swaddle her
in the softest of Rae's Fanfare flannel.
She doesn't notice life's bruises,
she's too busy having fun.
I hope that stands just a little bit
for the emotional bumps
that life will inevitably bring.
The idea of wrapping up my leaper in
something soft when I send her out
into the fates, brings me a little comfort.
That's one of the pleasures of making art
Instead of a painting hanging on a wall,
these little fabric creations go on adventures.
They stay with my favorite people
even when I don't.
In preschool, at nap time.
I like to think that in a life full
of decisions and indecisions,
when the Shorties
are thinking about planting seeds
or hauling life out by its roots...
these little fabric co-pilots
that I make with my inexperienced stitches,
will wrap them in
love, and comfort.
And possibly reflect a little bit of
mom's love and lightest thoughts
to soften the path.