Wednesday, March 14, 2007

advent at lent



I am finishing an advent wall hanging for our church auction. I have made many of these over the years adapted from a Debbie Mumm piece--I usually find her stuff a bit much, but loved the simplicity of this tree. I changed the construction techniques, put 24 buttons on for advent, and include small ornaments to hang each day.
I have made some of these as mourning quilts, using buttons of loved ones who have died, one with uniform buttons of a veteran of WWII; she was one of the first WACs.
I also add a dowel and make a storage bag for it all, giving a bit of organization out of my life of chaos.

2 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

THIS is a truly wonderful idea!

Finn said...

Hi Lynn, what a neat idea! Very creative. I also have that particular DM booklet and her take on a feather tree. Have to say I dooooo like yours much better! Great gift of love to someone who has lost someone. Hugs, Finn