I can't tell you how happy I am
To be DONE quilting you!
I had a mental goal to finish the hand quilting on this king-sized quilt before July 4.
Here it is July 3 and I am ecstatic to say that I am finished!!! Whoo hooooooo....it feels so good.
Here is a close up of the back. Go ahead and click on it so you can see all of the thousands of hand stitches. I am not claiming that they are great stitches, but I am pleased as punch that I did all of them.
I started quilting this one in January '08 and I only worked on it now and then. Six months may sound like a long time, but when you consider that I often went weeks without doing any quilting, it's not so long. There is one little thing bothering me, though. That diamond shape near the top of this photo needs a bit more quilting. I will probably go back and quilt another diamond inside the first diamond. There is just too much unquilted space there.
Now I have to make a binding and sew it on and the quilt will be ready for my bed. I will show the front when it's all finished.
It should be done just in time to top the new mattress set I bought today. I am not even going to tell you how long I had the current set. Just believe me when I say it was a long overdue purchase!
I also bought a new stove today. My old stove is 32 years old and it refuses to die. We were only going to buy a mattress, but lucky for me, in this small town , the same man owns the major appliance store so it was all under one roof. It didn't take me, but two seconds to figure out that I had better get DH over to the stove department immediately or I would be stuck with that old GE for another 32 years. The man's favorite motto is "You don't get rid of something, just because it's old." Which, I must admit, does make me feel pretty good. :)
Early this morning after I finished scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom floors, I was full of energy and decided to clean the ??????? .... what do you call this thing that you walk over when you open the sliding doors? Anyway I took a bucket of bleach water and a toothbrush and in just a few minutes it was sparkling clean. Just look............
Is this not sparkling clean? I really need to get a life, don't I? Ha, ha. I can't help it, I do love clean!