But one day it was decided that the tree had to be cut down. It was a sad day for everyone who enjoyed the tree.
My Mother requested that I make a stitched portrait of the birch tree to give to her neighbors. I put their children, Yente and Binck playing happily next to the tree, and the familiar blackbirds perched on its branches.
Here is her neighbor Sophia with her stitched tree picture, "The Spirit of the Tree"