I have made a tiny bit more progress on the Freedom quilt...Sweet Land of Liberty! I am having a hard time photographing this one all in one big piece, so here is the right side...
And here is the left side! Mine is shaping up to be quite different than the original quilt, by Cheri Payne. But, since I have no pattern and I am making it up as I go...I am just doing whatever the quilt wants me to do at the time, and going with it!! The stars on the right side of the quilt will go all the way down that edge, and the flying geese blocks will edge the left side, all the way down. It felt really good to at least make that decision in advance, and cut out all those blocks so they are ready to sew in spare moments.
This is Rosie Posie, my darling poodle. Some of you know that she was a stray that came into the neighborhood, our home, and our hearts. She is pretty sick...she is relaxing on one of her favorite quilts, here. She has an abdominal ultrasound coming up on the 20th, to determine if she has Cushing's disease or liver cancer. So, my goal is to love her and keep her comfortable every moment. Each moment is a gift, with her!!! I am pretty heart broken about this, but I know that each of us, in turn, will face death...just wish she would last forever. (Sounds like a nursing pragmatism, right??)
One more thing on a vastly different topic: Is it OK to clean my sewing machine with the aide of a spray can of air, or not? Would love your opinion!!!