I was pleasantly surprised to turn on the radio this morning to find Christmas carols being played by our local radio station. To my delight, they played five whole hours of Christmas music. Being at the half-way mark to Christmas, they are running an awareness campaign against drunk driving called Leon Day (Noel spelled backwards). Evidently, they're playing Christmas carols for all of the people who will not be alive to hear it in December due to drunk driving. That's a pretty sobering thought. A reminder that any one of us may not be around for Christmas because of a selfish decision that someone will make to drive drunk. The message rang loud and clear with me. Even more importantly, I hope it rings clear to those that drink and drive.
This morning I pulled a book out from my bookcase called Fantastic Fabric Folding by Rebecca Wat. I remembered seeing a hexagon flower project in her book that I had been wanting to try since I purchased the book seven years ago.
So in honor of Leon Day, I have made a pincushion done up in Christmas colors with a hexagon flower reminiscent of a poinsettia. It is difficult to see, but the green fabric actually has glitter embedded into it. The hexagon flower is pretty easy to fold, especially if you have some origami experience under your belt. Although I do need a little more practice in getting the petals just right, all in all, I am very pleased with the way it turned out for a first try.
Have a fabulous day, everyone!