It is always such a good feeling to get the last row quilted. Then the excitement builds in anticipation of the big revel to see the entire quilt instead of only 16" at one time while it's on the machine.
Crosshatching, swirls, paisleys, feathers......it is all done.
All of the fabrics used are from the Macie's Journal by Judie Rothermel. I'll be busy making kits for this beauty at In Between Stitches. If you are interested in reserving one, contact the shop. The fabrics will arrive this month.
Now to that 93" of binding on each side. I have a feeling I'll be taking my Aleve to calm down the pain in my arm until I take the last stitch.
Having finished the machine quilting, I get to put a big CHECK on my to-do list. This quilt is almost ready for Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Heritage will be on display in the Marcus Fabric booth. Now to the pattern writing. I have to make some sense out of my cryptic notes. Wish me luck with that!
On another note, this little puff ball had a birthday this week.
Mazey is now in the terrible 2's......or is she 14? Whatever her age, we love her to pieces. She is the busiest dog we've had in our family. Or, maybe since we are older now, she seems very busy. Every afternoon she stands at the laundry room door, willing her leash to appear. Once the leash comes out, she starts jumping for joy and heads to the front door. Yesterday, she played in the dog park and had playtime with her cousin Copper, our son's Belgian Malamute. It was so warm, the "kids" decided to go swimming. By evening, she was worn out.
Mazey's breeder sent me this picture of Mazey with her brothers and sisters. Mazey is the tiny one on the left. She was so small when she was born, the breeder had to make the decision whether or not to put her down. She had such a will to live, the breeder bottle fed her and she started to thrive. She now has a wonderful life, and she is a big part of our forever family.
Whatever you decide to do this week......thrive. Never give up, finish what you started and start today! Don't spend forever deciding what to do. Make a decision and go for it. The roads are littered with thousands of squirrels who couldn't make a decision. Don't be THAT squirrel.