work currently on my plate
This will be a challa cover. It is a presentation piece for someone who is being honored for running a nursery school for many years. For those of you who read Hebrew and are obsessive followers of this blog, Yes, it is the same text that I used for Raya's challa cover, it is the candle lighting prayer asking for good children.
The oddest thing for me about this piece is that I first met the honoree when I moved to New York in 1982. The honoree was a kid in the after school program where I was a teacher. granted, she was one of the big kids, too old for my class, but still, it is hard to think of a ten year old being honored for running a preschool for many years.
The honoree loves purple and pink. I plan to cut up a pink silk dress for the pink element. This project too has a very fast turn around time, so I need to use what I have on hand.
There are other pieces on deck as well, and a Torah reading to perfect so I don't sound like a fool on Shabbat. Time to get to work.