So all day, with my eyes I am seeing this:
|I don't know why I decided to quilt the damn thing myself. Don't ask, because there is no good answer.|
|As always, you are welcome.|
|You know, it might have been nice if I deadheaded those flowers first, huh?|
Those who are FB page members will also recognize it as the photo that touched off Retaining Wall-Gate 2013 here at home, with Mr. QH not appreciating the fact that NONE of the comments had bothered to mention how completely amazing and astounding the retaining wall the quilt is draped over artfully and which he spent hours upon hours slaving over in the heat of last summer building is, as apparently he had not gotten the memo that this was not (at) all about him. Many of you rallied to support his retaining wall building skills, and he thanks you. I call pandering.
Once we got beyond my lack of professional craftsmen courtesy in not giving full credit to the props department, Mr. QH agreed that perhaps I should just lock myself in the basement and finish the damn thing already. So that is what I have mostly been doing. Pattern is written, testers are testing, and a debut will be made at A Quilter's Gathering in just three weeks.
Side note - I can't be the only quilt designer who starts out merrily enough with a new design, but by the home stretch is slinging mild obscenities at it every time she talks of it and is shooting lasers out of her eyes at it even in passing, can I? Can I, Terri Sontra?
Terri says no. Don't you, Terri?
|Believe it or not, this thing weighs a ton.|
In non-quilting related exciting bright spots, my daughter Eva is in a play three towns over from ours, which means I am living in the car. The other day I decided to pop into an antique coop I've been passing six times a week (but who's counting) and lo and behold, I found the answer to my bathroom vanity redo issues in the form of this baby.
|I don't do buttonholes. Neither does she anymore.|
Also on the Actress Transport Route is Cobblestone Quilt Shop, where just yesterday I found the greatest backing fabrics for two Christmas quilts I need to finish as soon as this damn (there it is again) quilt is finished.
The scissors and paper snowflakes is just the cutest thing ever. I cannot believe it was on the clearance rack! But it should be no shock that I was shopping the clearance rack; best place in the world to find backings.
My forty minutes of break from the quilt is over. In good news, I believe I hear Jamie calling.....
Oh, yes. I usually go through several love-hate cycles with each quilt. I start out loving it, or at least loving the idea (art imitating life?), then I get bogged down in some not-so-fun cutting or construction step. Once it starts to come together, I start to love it again, then at some point I start to worry that it isn't going to be the masterpiece I had thought it would be. At that point I just want it FINISHED. In the end, I usually decide it turned out just fine. P.S. Give my regards to "Jamie."
Oh, I cannot express how deeply I feel your pain. I will be having a cocktail in your honor this evening...maybe even two...anything to help out a friend in need...
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