I was commissioned to make this quilt, which is about 22x28 inches, for the couple's first anniversary. The poem embroidered in the upper left of the picture was written by Sam, the groom, and sung to Yomiko, the bride . This is from a photo, obviously, which I was able to print on fabric. I created her gown and his formal attire from my own fabric. The gold colored background and binding is a William Morris all over design. The white border is from a Japanese print fabric which also had all the flowers which were fussy cut and fused onto the design. I had quite a bit of input from the commissioner of the piece, including choosing the fabrics and arranging the flowers. So in a sense I was not the designer, just the sewer. It will be given to them this weekend. I hope they like it.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!