Thursday, January 29, 2015
A Snowflake Story
I finished reading the novel The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey a few weeks ago, and I haven't stopped thinking about it. It's about Jack and Mabel, homesteaders in 1920s Alaska who can't have a child of their own. Without giving away too much, I can tell you that a young girl does come into their lives after they build a snow child during a storm.
I finally got around to trying my hand at stitching snowflakes this week. I guess all the talk of snowstorms inspired me. I didn't have any white silk, so I used embroidery floss and blue felt. The effect isn't as enchanting as Mabel's coat, but I think I satisfied my urge to sew snowflakes--for now, anyway.