Hi Everyone! I have been a good little patient, only doing the exercises approved by the doctor, not lifting, and walking a lot. but...he did not say I couldn't sew by hand!! So I have been! I finished up appliqueing my tulip quilt top (on top on the Carolina Cosssroads, so it is showing through). It needs a good pressing! Just needs an outer border and it is ready to be quilted.
And, in honor of those Amish quilters I so admired on our recent trip, I had to put together a little Amish-colored trip around the world, right? I saw so many of this style quilt in Lancaster. I love the colors! It is layered and pinned and ready to be hand-quilted in black thread. This is like Bonnie from Quiltville's bargello quilt she showed some time ago, in these colors, except hers was big.
And...I got my quilt back from Darcie (quilting by Darcie), who quilted it for me! My "Colorado/Carolina Crossroads" is done except for hand-stitching the binding. Cool, huh!! The wonderful quilting and design made this quilt...I feel I was just along for the fun ride! I love it so...
I have not posted for a while, but will get back at it now. I feel almost no pain in my back now. Hurrah for surgery! Physical therapy starts in earnest next week. I am going to experiment with my first soap-making, so hopefully I will have a product to show you soon.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day today!