This morning I completed the hand sewing part of the binding. I still have a tad of machine quilting left to do on it. I just haven't figured out how or what I shall do on parts of this quilt.
I want to machine quilt a window outline on the door. I thought of a moon crescent, but Stephen said that it would be too "outhouse" looking. Perhaps a half circle would work with window panes.
There's also the roof that I feel begs to have some machine quilting. I thought of continuous up and down type lines. I'm open for suggestions and would welcome your input.
Although you cannot see the machine quilting, it does have a circle within a circle continuous pattern on the background. I tried getting a better picture but the lighting is not cooperating with me this morning! Perhaps I need more coffee!
Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment that did not go well. I left overwhelmed. So, I did the best thing I know that helps make me feel better. I went for some quilting therapy!
I headed for Loose Thread, our local quilt store. I perused the store looking for things that would make me feel better, change my mood! The LQS had a small basket of discounted fabric. I saw this beautiful yellow goldish Andover Fabrics and I had to buy the bolt. There was six (6) yards left and at $4.00 a yard I could not let it pass me by. This will make a beautiful backing for a twin size quilt for my daughter.
Today, I have an appointment for a hot stone massage. I'm in need of some pampering. As I get older, I realize more and more that life is short. Sure we all have trials and tribulations that makes life challenging at times. I've come to an understanding that health is the most important and often taken for granted and I do speak from personal experience. I truly feel that one needs to take good care of oneself. You cannot take with you so you might as well enjoy it.
So, I recommend that you do something that helps make you feel good, whether it's a facial, a manicure, a walk, buy a surprise for someone, whatever..... Just do it and enjoy life!