Blargh – So I haven’t gotten much sleep the last several nights, and as such, I have once again forgotten to pick up the giveaway stuff to put into the mail today. I’m so sorry, I’ll put it someplace I absolutely can’t miss it for tomorrow!
The “yay” part is the reason I was up late – I’ve finished the hand-quilting on Mom’s quilt!! \o/ Tonight, I’ll see about the binding, which will probably take a few days, and then I need to figure out what I’m going to tie the centers of the panels with (buttons or tie-ties,) then I’ll wash it (gently) and be done. It will be nice to work on something else again.
I’ll take plenty of photos before I give it away, because (chances are,) I’ll never see it again.
Do you have a favorite yarn/embroidery thread you tie quilts with? I’m not sure a simple cotton yarn won’t just fray itself to death, but I’m also not certain embroidery floss will stand out enough. Buttons are a very good idea (Barbara’s,) but will require more shopping and more money. Hm.
When I started panel 1 on this puppy, it was taking me between three and four hours per panel. Now, I can whip one out in just over an hour, hour and a half. Woot!
Next up, assorted other Christmas gifts for family and friends!