Tuffet of Joy! Putting my feet up at the end of a long day is a joy. A simple, luxurious pleasure to rest in safety and comfort. These colours and textures make me happy. The bumps remind me that life is bumpy and uneven and slightly random. The free motion “ham and cheese” stitching makes me think of all the ways there are to get from one place to another. Sometimes we end up somewhere completely unexpected. This crazy journey of a life is not linear, we’re out here without a map and it’s joyful if we let it unfold and unwind. The cluster of cocoons reminds me that there are always places with hidden secrets and surprises. The way the silk and the wool combine reminds me that we all need connection. The feet…every life needs some whimsy and contrast. The tuffet reminds me to put my feet up at the end of a long day, and practice gratitude. Materials: Merino wool, hand dyed silk, cotton, thread, upholstery foam, antique claw feet. This is a functional tuffet or footstool.