Happy New Year fellow quilters.
David and I had a quiet Christmas and New Year's. FaceTiming with our children all together was a highlight. Hopefully they will be able to visit us here sometime in 2021? So far, the borders are still closed to tourists, even dependents (like college aged children) of "permanent residents" (that's us). It's not the best feeling that Tommy can't come "home" to Tokyo. Every day I'm thankful he has each of his older sisters a flight away, and great friends and extended family near him in Utah at school. We live by texting, phone calls, and FaceTime. David has yet to meet baby Charlotte and she will be seven month in a couple days. Sigh.
It looks like because of the spike in cases in Tokyo, we are on the brink of another state of emergency. In practical terms it may just mean shops and restaurants are asked to close in the early evening - nothing as strict as last spring. However, they are mentioning further tightening border restrictions, and the word "collapse" is being used to describe the hospital situation.
This one is for a very special young family friend, Paulina. You know how some of your kids' friends end up feeling like family? I have been thinking I'd like to make her a quilty hug. So why not now.
The brief is UNSTRUCTURED (yay!), BOLD (ok!) with lots of DEEP PURPLE (time to shop!).