Friday, May 29, 2009

Close enough

Yes, I did finish quilting yesterday, but while I was adding the binding, I realized that I was fighting time. I had a quilting bee to attend, and had planned to bring my quilt and do the hand stitching on the binding while there. But having attached the binding strip to one long side, I realized that I would have to leave within the next half hour, and I felt my shoulders inching ever closer to my ears and a knot forming in my back. So I took a deep breath and told myself that this was the perfect set-up for making mistakes and botching up the whole job, so I walked away. Got some hand sewing together and left early instead. A brisk walk and some more deep breaths and my shoulders were back where they were supposed to be and I was able to spend a stress-free evening with my quilting friends, stitching, chatting and laughing. So the quilt didn't get done yesterday. But that was just a self imposed deadline anyway, and there really was no reason to rush things.
So this morning - after staying in bed until ten, finishing The Lollipop Shoes - lovely book! I sat down and finished attaching the binding in no time at all. The hand stiching will be done this evening, and might even continue tomorrow, but I'm getting there!

Now I'm on to the next project. A handbag for a friend. I need to iron some fabrics and make a decision between two equally lovely patterns from Melly&Me, but the hoover needs to be reaquainted with my carpet first....

1 comment :

Tine said...

That quilt looks great! And good for you to leave it...I so recognize that situation, and that is when I end up making most of my mistakes :/ Either when I am busy or when I am too tired. Lol! I love the patterns from Melly and Me. Such talented ladies :)