Wednesday, December 2, 2009
It's only December 2, but already I'm getting bummed by advertisements on TV and in print, hyping the "latest and greatest" in holiday gifts. What child could possibly want a motorized hamster, for instance, when the little tyke could have the real thing? And in this economy, ads showing luxury sedans with big red bows on their roofs seem sadly out of taste.
So I was inspired to "go back to the basics" in my newest design, called simply "Gifts." It incorporates the traditional gifts of the Magi--frankincense, gold and myrrh--nestled in the straw of a stable against the background of a night sky, holding the promise of a single star.
I'll be stitching this with well-known threads--and a not-so-common one, so do come back and check my progress in a couple of days!