I have long admired the work of Carol at Mamacjt. She does beautiful art work, and her Ladies series - wow. What fun to be able to create those brilliant wallhangings just from a photo. Recently she posted that she was waiting for another Lady to do, and it would be no 50. I would like to think that matches my age, but cant stretch the truth to that. But I am so happy to be Carol's no 50.
Here we are together.
I also achieved a finish last night after stitching down the binding on a quilt.
I started this quilt in 1995 - yes that is right, 1995. It was the first full sized quilt I attempted, after making a couple of small wallhangings. I made the quilt top, did the borders etc, even bought the backing. Then.....
My Dad came to stay with us for the last 9 months of his life. He was very ill and required a lot of care. I took time off work to be there with him, and did very little stitching in that time - well a bit of hand stitching while sitting with him, but that is all.
After his death, I worked on other quilts and stitcheries, but didnt go back to this quilt - for no reason other than I didnt. At times I thought I didnt like it, then I did like it. I really didnt know. Recently I got it out again to look at the sampler blocks and decided that it was time to "deal" with it. So I finished it !!!