We have a wonderful tradition with my fellow colleagues to create a quilt for members who are either leaving, getting married or having a child. We get together and cooperatively make a personalized quilt for the team member. It usually occurs over time with one evening where we come together and chat and sew and drink a little wine. (After the finer details have been completed!). It is a wonderful tradition and has created a bond such as I have not known in any other work setting.
Before I left for Nova Scotia holidays the girls gave AnnaLeisa and I a shower and we were presented with our own unique quilt. It was taken from the first page insert of a book entitled
"The Great Race" by David Bouchard. It won the Canadian Children's Book Center Choice Award and is essentially a book detailing how the Chinese Astrology came to be! The paintings are wonderful and the animals beautifully presented.
We both love the quilt and the book and the quilt is now in my car as I proudly take it on our travels to show off. Soon it will be hanging in AnnaLeisa's bedroom - that is if she lets go of it!
A special thanks to Pat who has been the creative and life force behind the projects!
I love our quilt!