Here is number 48 in the weekly six-word memoir quiltlet series.
Well this one is pretty negative isn't it?
The words say: "Not Interested In Doing The Holidays", from the first week of December.
And I really, truly was not. I had to force myself to get into the holiday spirit this year and get all the holiday stuff going. Understandable I suppose with what was going on for me, but still, unlike my usual M.O.
I used the striped packaging and red satin ribbons from the Ghirardelli holiday chocolates I bought to "get into the mood" for celebrating the holidays. The jaggedy edges came about when I was cutting away the product name and information and I liked how the spiky-ness echoed how I was feeling at the time.
I used a white flannel-ish fabric (actually one of those shoe polishing cloths you get free at some hotels) to stitch the words on with the embroidery stitches on my machine. The words came out jaggedy and a bit strange looking because I was moving them around to try and get a discombobulated look instead of pretty perfection.
Also used some repeated star embroidery stitching to pretty up the corner.