I worked on this very old quilt top, made by a friend's mother, grandmother, or maybe both. We're not sure.
It is a big quilt. My friend Tracey had done the washing and some of the prep work on the quilts, and I found a backing and got this one quilted. I had to return the others. With knee surgery looming and lots slower movement on my part, I'm just not "there" for that kind of project right now. The mutual friend we're doing this for was unaware I had planned to quilt them, and Tracey was very understanding about my failure to complete the mission.
I had loaded a piece of men's shirting for her to try out the quilt machine when she came over, and though she was a little hesitant to play with it much, she did manage to spell her name! I thought she might enjoy a mug rug made from it, so I played with it a little and will get it in the mail to her this week.
We may have some slight freezing weather this week, but for now I'm really enjoying these beautiful hibiscus outside the office window. I also enjoy that bird feeder. We have quite a parade of them some days.
I found this little mug warmer on Amazon and ordered it. I have to say, I love it! It is so nice not to have my coffee or tea get cold before I finish it. You just plug it in and it keeps the hot drink hot!
I've been making lots of 4-patches from two inch strips. So far I have over 300 of them. It's a nice little game for me to play and I can take my time.
Sewing has been a real blessing to me for a lot of years now. It has helped me process many things that happened that I had absolutely no control over. Somehow it helps to work on something that will behave pretty well if you do it as you should!
I hope you've had a really good weekend and that you have a wonderful week ahead. With all its many and varied challenges, life is still good, and God is till on the throne.
Hugs and kisses,