Yesterday began the Chinese New Year and this year is the year of the Boar or Pig. There are twelve animals that make up the Chinese zodiac, and also four elements associated with each animal. Every sixty years, you will have a specific animal and a specific element represented. For example, my grandmother was born in the year of the Metal Boar, as was I. This year marks the beginning of a Fire Boar year. You can read more about Boars and their (my) attributes here, if you’re interested.
The fabric Allie chose is a beautiful soft sage green, not grey like it looks here.