Marilyn Belford’s latest quilt is a likeness of contributor Rundy. Rundy often helps her with computer and handyman related problems, so she was quite familiar with his habits and features, though she did work from a photograph to make the quilt. If, like me, you are wondering what that plant is in the background, wonder no longer. It is entirely a figment of Marilyn’s imagination. In the original photo, Rundy is actually standing in a doorway. (Scroll down to see the original photo.) Even clicking on the image to see the detail, I bet you will find it as incredible as I did that the entire portrait is done with fabric and thread.
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
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