In January 2010, a good friend took my family to Kibbutz Ein Gedi for a wonderful Shabbat. The kids ran freely all over the kibbutz, while the parents and grandparents talked and read and enjoyed the lush greenery and mild winter weather. And so this wall-hanging was born.
I started with the "Children of Israel" block, in shades of blue and light beige, the colours of Israel's sky and sea, and of the sand and the Jerusalem stone with which we build.
I chose a border to reflect the amazing lush trees and flowers of the kibbutz, and also the happy energy we all experienced that Shabbat. I stitched swirls that started in the border into the main block to keep the energy moving.
And here's the finished piece, about 24" square: