I took the last stitch in the label last night....and she's done!
I really put my heart and soul into the designing and making of this quilt from beginning to end.
I was attaching the binding and thought what a nice picture this would make.
My contact at QuiltMania magazine sent me the FedEx paperwork, and this quilt will start her journey of crossing the pond today. She will return back to me in a few months after her photoshoot for her appearance in the May/June edition of the magazine. I really think I should deliver her in person....don't you?
My Handi Quilter is not computerized. I call it my riding lawn mower, and I drive it around the quilt.
Of course Mazey wanted to get in on the action. She sees the camera and jumps right in the picture!
This is what we were dealing with on a daily basis. Our driveway is under all of that snow. When we returned back to the cabin after getting our Covid (Fauci Ouchie) shots, this is what welcomed us. This is just two days worth of snowfall.
I had a bonding experience with my shovel.
If you look closely into the messy garage, you can see my long arm. I basically lived in that chilly garage for days while I was machine quilting. Mr. Joe was bringing me hot cups of cocoa in the afternoon. What a guy! He was going to put a healthy dose of Baileys in it, but thought better, and didn't want me to have crooked stitches. We ran a heavy duty extension cord from the cabin which was powered by the generator, to the garage.
We were without power, Internet, phone, and TV for eight days. This is the longest we have been so isolated. When we walked around our neighborhood, we realized how lucky we were that we didn't have a tree go through the cabin or garage. There were wires and trees down throughout the entire area. Many roads were impassable, and many homes are still uninhabitable.
See how slippery that driveway looks? Well it is terribly slippery. The area off our front porch looks about the same. Last Wednesday night I took a terrible fall right off the front porch. I slipped sideways and hit my head on the asphalt. I seem to have left many eyebrow hairs and skin on the walkway along with quite a bit of blood. Somehow, I managed to get myself up, and got back into the house without slipping again. I had a brand new buffalo check fleece vest on and I didn't want to bleed on it.....and I didn't! I have my priorities. Mr. Joe immediately prepared an ice bag, while I counted my blessings that I didn't knock myself out, and someone was here to take care of me. I probably should have had a few stitches above my left eye. The scar will just give me more character. Butterfly band aids to the rescue.
I have a very purple eye lid. I refer to it as a new shade of eye shadow. Do people still wear eye shadow? I have quite the shiner now which is very slowly fading away. Just as the saying goes, you should see the other guy!
We are supposed to have four days of snow again later on this week. I'm am going to enjoy this snowfall in my overstuffed chair by the fire, with a good book, and an adult beverage a bit stronger than cocoa.