well, the lone star is finally finished. it needs a cold water dip to get rid of the quilting marks, but otherwise it's a finish. this is the second one i've made, both were made by hand. this one didn't come out as well as the other and i sort of lost enthusiasm for it near the end. regardless of the outcome, there is a lot of work here so it'll get hung up on the wall as it's not entirely displeasing to the eye but again, not at all blue ribbon status. no matter. it's an accomplishment and that's better than leaving it or flinging it incompleted. my quilting goal never was to be absolutely perfect, only to enjoy the process and the result.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
very soon i can show you the lone star finish as i am now working on the binding, yes! another UFO will bite the dust this very week, i do believe. my current machine project is another UFO, a 30s style quilt. i also have a quilt basted and ready for tying so you can see, i am working fast and furious to finish up as many UFOs as possible. lucky for me i have lots of time to sew, which isn't always the case.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
no doubt i have disappointed these two ladies more than once in my life, but i hope they feel as i do, that mother's day wouldn't be the same without either of them. i know my life would be much different had i not been part of their lives. on this day i wish to acknowledge both of them. my own mother, raised by inattentive elderly grandparents when her own mother died while she was a toddler and who struggled with her own mothering skills and my daughter, who became a wonderful adult despite my own failures both deserve honor on this holiday, albeit a "hallmark" one. i simply cannot comprehend what my life would be like without either.