Well here we are - new year, new home!
It has been quite a journey getting here, involving
*airport all-nighters *10 large suitcases
*Christmas in a small hotel room *jet-lag
*great ramen noodles *moving in
*meeting new people *stomach bugs
*an earthquake *my first try at Japanese cooking(it turned out terribly)
*cupcakes from neighbors *a broken dryer
*learning to ride the train *a free couch
...and so many more things packed into the last 3 weeks.
But we've been in our townhome for a week now - the downstairs is beginning to look like humans reside here. Since I've had no time for craftiness (although my crafting space is nearly set up!), I thought I would share this sweet piece of art my sister made me for my birthday.
I really love everything about it - the sentiment and the design. There's no tutorial, but it's great inspiration if you've been thinking about doing something similar.
She appliqued the fabric pieces on to the background using a zig-zag stitch, then embroidered the words and curly-swirly chimney smoke. I hope your homes are cozy, happy places this January day - it's not always easy to make them that way.
But when you've got the people you love, you've got a home.
(sheesh my pregnant hormones make me tear up at my own words... )