Well, I'm feeling better and on the road to recovery! A downfall that I will blame totally on myself. Dehydration, lack of sleep, not eating correctly, and just the sheer schedule of that trip all did me in. I MUST remember that when booking the next trip. Do NOT overdo it, and NO late flights.
So the presentations went over well yesterday despite the lack of sewing on my part. I have one more today, and oops -- I haven't started that one. I guess the walk and the blog will have to be abbreviated this morning to make that happen. It shouldn't take long. Over the past couple of years, I've developed an excellent system to organize those presentations.
I'm happy to report that I completed one of my projects from this past year. OK -- that's a lie. The backing and binding are now done for Wanderer's Wife. I consider that done, even though it only got moved to the "to be quilted" pile. I searched through the pile of yardage set aside for backings and didn't find anything I liked. Then I scoured the wall (just one shelf) of fabric bots and found this.
|The perfect backing|
If you remember, my Wanderers Wife is pretty yellow and blue. I mean, how perfect is that, and if you look closely at the print, you can see blue strips in it! That was EASY!! There is a date on the selvage of this fabric - 2003! And I have a border print for it as well -- it's pretty intense for a quilt top but perfect for the backing!
|My Wanderer's Wife|
So the backing got done, and I cut the strips for the binding (several different blues), which also got made.
|The backing and binding for Wanderer's Wife|
And during the Virtual Retreat, where it seemed I mostly talked, I did get the binding on this quilt for Project Linus.
|Project Linus quilt|
I got the binding partially attached to the next one, and I'll be tackling that later today during the Virtual Retreat. I hope to get a few more backings and bindings done as well. I would really like to get some of this stuff that is ALMOST complete out of the way. Slow and steady!
And all the while, my trusty companion was hanging out beside me. She likes to be in Studio B with me when I'm on Zoom and plunks herself on the floor behind my chair. And from time to time, she INSISTS on being petted. But look at my design wall? It's so dirty! Flannel can be replaced; Murphy cannot!
|Let sleeping dogs lie!|
She likes the cool floor, and I'm sure Lexi would also, but she will NOT touch the stairs. The only time she has ever been downstairs was when I carried her because of a thunderstorm, and she was probably more traumatized by being carried than the storm, so we never did that again.
I taped a couple of the presentations and I love what Zoom tells you -- don't call the files Zoom or my meeting. Yep --- too generic to find later! Everything needs a good name!