My comfort quilt comes from the wonderful times I spent looking out at the sunset on a snowy day. Snow makes me smile. When the land is blanketed in a fresh layer of snow there is peace, beauty, and I am happy inside. I love seeing sunlight shine on the snow and make all the crystals sparkle. It is magical. I’ve been fortunate to have experienced these special times in the mountains and valleys.
Snow means no school, hot chocolate, a fire in the fireplace, fresh homemade donuts, going outside and coming back inside with snow in our boots and ice on our mittens. To hear the hiss of the wet mittens on the furnace and smell the wool is comfort to me. It was always a great family time and a time when we pulled together to get a job done like when the cows went the wrong way and my sister and I ran to get ahead of them to turn them around. When we got back to the truck we had ice on our eyebrows, eyelashes, and anywhere else moisture could freeze quickly. Amazing.
I painted this piece and then quilted the trees with a dark purple thread and all the rest is quilted using an ecru color.