I'd like to thank everyone who has been reading and commenting on this blog. Over the past couple of months I've come to feel that I am part of community of very creative people. It's wonderful (and still totally amazing to me) that people all over the world communicate this way!
It's been a busy week. I began to realize that I was overdue for a visit to the eye doctor--not being able to see my quilt stitches was the first clue (and they're not THAT small)--so yesterday I went for a check-up. After a very thorough exam the doctor decided to increase my prescription. It's not that unexpected for my age, and everything else looked good, so that was a relief. My new glasses should be ready next week, so I won't have to strain to see what I am doing. The last time I went to get new glasses was a real nightmare--three different eye exams and I don't even remember how many different prescriptions before I finally settled on something that wasn't perfect, but that I could live with. This time I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything will work out.
I think I posted last week that I had about a week's worth of quilting left to do on the feathered star. That would have been right if I had been able to actually work on it consistently, but other things took up some time. Anyway, I am within a day or two of finishing the quilting, and the binding will be a breeze because I can cut the strips for it as soon as the quilting is done. So far it lies pretty flat, so I'll try to be very careful in the binding to keep it that way.
I've also been working on the posy quilt, and I'm even thinking of making it larger. Since the posies sit so close to each other I'm not using as much of the muslin as I was and I may be able to stretch another row or two out of what I have left. I love the soft, pastel colors.
The log cabin has been sitting on the design wall all week, but no sudden inspiration has hit about what kind of a border would look good. I had an idea I might use a quilt pattern I saw in a Thimbleberries book, but I just don't like it as a border for this one. My camera batteries just ran out so I can't post a picture right now. The funny thing is that I went ahead and made several strip sets to test out how it would look on the border, and since I'm not going to use it, I'm about 1/3 of the way through another quilt! I might just take Molly's advice and not even use a border. That way I could be done with it and move on to something else.
Tomorrow will be wild at work. We will have three teachers and a special education instructional assistant out for illness and another four are supposed to have substitutes so that they can do some professional planning! Our principal is gone for the day too. Thank heavens it's going to be Friday.
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