I got the binding sewn on this one last night and today we delivered it to Mr. Muddling's sister. She loves it. She is a purple lover, like Miss Ru. It's taken me this long to be able to work with purple on this big a scale again. I know it's silly, but it's just the truth.
Of course I had Bruno's invaluable assistance. He is convinced I could not do anything without him right there with me, and he may be right! At any rate, he is very faithful to stay with me no matter how long I stay up. You don't even want to know what time I finally went to bed this morning.
Here's a shot after washing and drying in all its crinkly loveliness. My sister wants me to make a star quilt for her sister in law who recently lost her husband. I'll start on it soon, but I need a little break from stars first.
The second delivery of the day was made by the post office to our nephew and his wife for their little girl, due in January. Mom-to-be is kindly modeling it for me!
Our gardening season was such a dismal disappointment this year that I decided to give the garden another shot. As you can see, there are butterbeans and peas growing, and a few flowers, too, because we just like to see flowers. We don't ordinarily get our first frost until December, so we'll see how this second time around goes.
I had a very sweet email from the local USO wanting my "group" to make more quilts if we can and saying some sweet things about the ones we've made before. My "group" is my neighbor Sandy and my friend Phyllis and me. Big group! But we will, of course make more quilts for them. I made a U-turn with the leader/ender project I've been working on and decided to make it a lap size for the USO. That will be one and it shouldn't take a huge amount of time to get it all sewn together and quilted. I have some other things in mind and Sandy already has one ready to go, so I think they can count on us!
It's good to feel useful and it's really good when people not only appreciate, but take the time to tell you they are thankful for what you've worked to give them. I like that! I hope people are telling you lots of good things and that you are having a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and kisses,