The second border for "Contentment" is done! This is the left border...it just needs to be dunked into water to soak out the glues.
And I am very close to being done with the third border, the right border. It is a mirror image in design to the left border, but with different fabrics. My husband was off yesterday and volunteered to be my third and fourth hands to snap a couple of "wild animal pics" of me actually taking stitches.
Just a few more vines and leaves, a little embroidery and then this border with take a bath with the other one.
The bottom border has been finished, lonely and waiting for a few weeks for some company. Once I soak the glue out of the side borders, I will trim all to size and attach them to the body of the quilt. I am so excited!
The top border contains wedding rings and more flowers and fruit.
We put almost 5000 miles on the car in December and early January...I hauled these borders around with me, but did not have the time or energy to make a single stitch. Bummer, but they are well-traveled!
I took Riley to Michigan, drove to the opposite end of Alabama, then we went to Pennsylvania to see Steve's Dad and family after Christmas. While there, we drove to New York City to see a Broadway musical (Riley's Christmas present). We saw Josh Groban in "Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812." It was SOOOOO great! I predict it will win awards! We sat on the stage and were in the middle of all the action, sometimes just inches away from the performers...even Josh! I even had a strange, impromptu, spotlit interaction with one of the cute leads! WOW! I'm in love!
I was sick all through the holidays with Bronchitis...were you? I keep running into people that had the same thing I did. Antibiotics, breathing treatments...I am still not quite right. Not a good start to this weird new year!
While in Michigan, I experienced polar vortex and a snowstorm...it has been in the high 60's, low 70's here lately in NW Alabama. This is weirdly warm, even for the south. There was snow in central Alabama a little over a week ago. There were things I wanted to do outside while the poisonous snakes were safely snoozing...not sure I trust their sleeping habits right now. I bet they are awake or just dozing. I expect to see the daffodils pushing up any day now. We are still in a terrible rain deficit.
I want to spend more time in my quilt cave this year and lose weight. Seeing how the kitchen and the quilt cave are miles apart in this big house, that just might work! I also decided that it is time to be less sad and more happy.
That is easier than it sounds.