As you may or may not recall, when I left you on Friday, I was heading out to the motorhome all by myself. What was the first thing I did? I took a two hour nap! I felt like a new person.
I wish you could have seen where I was parked. We keep the motorhome in the airplane hanger. Now this is a little town with a little airport. (I probably heard about 8 take-0ffs and landings in the two days I was there!) The little airport is out in the country. And it’s ugly. The grass is still brown and there was a dirty pile of snow left. Isn’t the view inspiring???
What you don’t see is the lake on the other side. Actually, it’s just a drainage issue.
But who cares as long as it’s nice and quiet inside. I started with some redwork. I had about an hours worth of work left on my very first piece.
I realized when I was almost finished that I’d done the entire thing in stem stitch, which isn’t really the right way to do redwork. So I put it away. I finished it on Friday and sewed it into a quilt.
I don’t love it. The little blue border isn’t cutting it, but neither did anything else I auditioned. I’m hoping the quilting will transform it. I’ll probably scallop the border and it will look cute hanging in my sewing room.
It was close to midnight when I finished the first quilt. So did I do the smart thing and go to bed? Nope! I decided to cast on for Maplewing. Um, that was only 600 stitches. Then did I do the smart thing and go to bed? Nope! I had to do the first row, which was a pattern row. What do you do when you have a 39 stitch repeat over 600 stitches? You count very carefully and hold your breath toward the end of the row. It worked!!! Then did I go to bed? Yes, because it was 4 AM.
I slept til noon on Saturday and then I finished the borders on Fanciful Flowers.
I’m loving this quilt. It’s going to hang right where it is in my kitchen when it’s quilted.
Here’s another shot with the bottom reflected on the countertop. This quilt was featured on The Last Piece a few days ago. The pattern for this quilt came from Material Obsession and Sarah is one of the authors.
I’ll be back soon with another quilt that was finished and some knitting.
And now, it’s home school time.