Still here - just busy with projects, perseverance and a little procrastination. I'm yakking a lot today!
This kaleidoscope was supposed to be a hand-quilted project, a calming, introspective, thoughtful time of my life. Nope - wasn't happening. Problems with manicured hands and long nails, trying out a Grace stand-up quilting frame, no-fitting or lost thimbles, out-of-practice me, 10 thumbs getting in the way, running out of time, all happened, and this morning after another 2 hours of hand quilting and being unhappy with the result, I am changing my mind and will machine quilt it -- not sure of how, but I find it quite soft and pretty, with an amazing border, and the circles show up well, due to choice of values. It's a good size (about 70" x 85") and I want it D-O-N-E.
Below is a recent QOV presentation to a well-deserved Navy veteran. His wife was just beaming with pride. I donated the top, it was machine quilted by another and friend Tina did the binding. It turned out beautiful. Note the similar pattern to above kaleidoscope above, using a 45 degree wedge ruler.
It is laid out on my ta-da-da-da-da- daaaahhhh - NEW carpet/Design Floor! This carpet /living room improvement project has been on hold for 2 months due to various delays, but the end result was worth the wait. Wallpaper down, walls repaired and painted, drapes gone and wood blinds installed and a lot of corners cleared out! Another project almost completed - I just have to move all the chatskees back into the curio/china cabinets.