Friday, December 27, 2013

Life Celebration

by Lin Hsin-Chen
I have to admit that I’m not a smart enough woman. Being down-to-earth is my principle of doing things. People might think that I am a serious person, but that’s not true. I’m more like a self-motivated person. I have high standards for myself. In Chinese culture, the concept of accomplishing a goal can be described as a circular ring. It’s just like a flower head wreath which is filled with celebration. This challenge reminds me of the worthy achievements in the past and the celebration of life.

I would not say that the past is something hard to bear, because I’ve learned a lot through the times. If a woman’s wisdom is accumulated by countless ordinary fate, then I strongly believe that every challenge I encountered is sweet processes of my life journey. They are just like flower wreaths for our heads. Every painful challenge is worthy to try and experience because you will substantially benefit from them.
I used many small pieces of fabrics to make this quilt. Because of my poor health condition, I took a few days off from work. Therefore, I have more time to create this piece in a detail way. I enjoy the sewing process of this piece a lot because it was just like piecing my bright and happy memories together. This is the “Life Celebration” of me and thanks to this quilt, I recovered faster than I had expected. I cherish everything I have. Thank you, Kate, for this challenge.         
Materials: Commercial cotton, ribbon, beads, metallic threads
Techniques: 100% hand-stitched, appliqué, pieced, 3-layer quilted
Size: 64x45 (cm)


  1. this is one of my favorites of your work ever! I think it really captures your spirit!

  2. I love that the rings are red, a very strong color like you Hsin-Chen and I know that it is a symbol of luck and joy. Beautiful work.

  3. This is gorgeous and I love the message behind it.

  4. I agree with Betty, Hsin-Chen, this is one of my favorites and all of the delicate details create a stunning piece. Your handwork is just amazing!

  5. What a lovely, spirited piece of art!

  6. Beautiful Hsin Chen. I love the upward energy and the embellishments. I also appreciate your sentiments, I see myself in your words!

  7. How beautiful! Also a favorite of mine.

  8. Happy New Year and thank you for all the lovely compliments!

    I believe that every work conveys the maker’s mood at the time of creating. I’m happy to share the joy of life and the meaning of existence with everyone. All your comments are beyond my expectation! My dear friends, I’m so lucky to join this wonderful group! It enriches my life. Thank you all! May we all live a meaningful life!