I had guests yesterday, my dad and my daughter and her boyfriend, who came over for dinner. We had good food and conversation, as always, and laughed a lot. After the turkey kicked in and some became sleepy, my daughter and I moved to the living room where I still had the leftover kaleidoscope quilt pieces stacked in piles by color on the floor.
So we played and talked, and played some more, like when we used to put puzzles together except more randomly. M. has a good eye and is very creative, and in no time flat, she had put the yellow and gold and white half square triangle pieces together into this configuration. She said it reminded her of sunshine, like the patch of sun coming in the window of her apartment in which she and her cat had curled up and napped recently.
I needed to clear the floor today, but I snapped a photo so I could remember this arrangement. Then I figured I may as well just sew it together.
My sewing room is in the basement, which is usually devoid of natural light, but at this particular time of year, the sun has moved a bit and peaks in through a small, southern facing window for a few minutes in the afternoon. It happened to catch the squares as I had them laid out on my table.
A patch of sun, indeed. That will be the name of this mini. And it will remind me of the light my daughter brings whenever I see her.
Later, after everyone had gone home, my husband and I ran to Goodwill for a quick poke around. There were a few small Pyrex pieces looking for a new home. The smaller bowl was the perfect size for some berries at lunch today.
Talk about sunshine, that orange piece does the trick, doesn't it?