My mom downsized last year into an apartment complex for seniors. When we helped move her, we couldn't help noticing that the residents took great care to decorate their doors with signs of welcome. As a quilter, I knew what I wanted to do for her, so for the past year I have been gifting her with seasonal hangings for her door. I provided her with a wire hanger so it is easy for her to replace them when the change of seasons or special occasions dictate it. I just mailed out the flower hanging for her door for Spring and Summer.
Here are pics of the ones that have been sent over the year, in backwards (!) chronological order, starting with April Showers.
St. Pat's Day is always a big occasion to celebrate her Irish ancestry!
Valentine's Day is very special for Mom, with 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren sending lots of love and hugs.
Mom receives lots of snow in her neck of the woods, so this little guy feels right at home. This year he probably could have stayed on her door all the way into May!
You know I love Christmas, especially the Santas, and I may have inherited the spirit from Mom! Year ago, she and Dad operated the first and only "Christmas Shop" in Moncton, New Brunswick, long before seasonal Christmas stores arrived in the malls.
The very first hanging I made for her door was one using Fall colours and little houses. All the hangings are about 12.5" square.
And there you have it...a year of welcomes!
Today I plan to sew rows of houses and Irish chain blocks together, after I unpick a block that was sewn incorrectly in the second row. I didn't notice it 'till right now...thank goodness I took a picture and it's easy to fix!
It's a great day for quilting!