A Hanten Jacket

I saw a pattern for a Hanten jacket in The Book of Boro and was smitten. I wanted to wear it in the fall so I added a wool batting inbetween the outer and inner layers. I didn’t do it exactly like the pattern but was happy nonetheless. But what I really loved doing was the lining. As I worked on it, it became a metaphor of a life lived. The outside was like what we show the world. Calm, serviceable… nothing stunning, But the inside…. ah the inside represented the path the life. Embroidering chain stitich like limbs of a tree or roads taken. Mottos that meant something to me. Groups I participated in and people in my life that have touched me and I them. I’m sure it is a work in progress and will be for the rest of my life!

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