Hooray, I have a finish in June already! Never mind I started it last year....shhhhh. I did a remake of my Portholes, using some awesome beach fabric that Carrie sent me.
The quilting and binding didn't go well...I had the wrong tension on my machine, and didn't realize it right away. The blue around the portholes is a flange, love doing those. Still need to wash it, I removed all the french knot flowers except in the window boxes and You Can Tell. I hope the traces wash away.
The Portholes design is free (edit: no longer available).
I also received a package in the mail today, from my sweet friend O'Faigh. Loads of lovely rick-rack for my sand pails quilt, which has been sorely neglected...two darling wooden buttons...and the sweetest pattern, pre-printed!
As soon as I'm done with Shell's Irish Blessing, I'm going to start this...isn't it sweet? And pre-printed means no tracing! Thank you darling O'faigh!
I also got a package from Terry, bless her, she was cleaning out and thought I would like this...she was wrong...I LOVE it!
I grew up seeing Aunt Martha's patterns everywhere, they hold a very special place in my heart, thank you Terry!
Today, I'm just running, but plan to stitch tonight on my Irish Blessing. That one finish has spurred me on, I want more! But I don't want to forget to enjoy the process, either. After all, that's why we stitch, right? I hope no matter what your hands are finding to do, you're enjoying the process too!