It really does make a difference when you actually stay home on the weekend, especially when it is a long weekend. I haven't hopped in the car for two days. I can't tell you the last time that happened.
Let's see what I have been up to.
I was determined that I would finish Verandah Views for my One Monthly Goal.
This is how we started the month.
I decided to bite the bullet and remove the fledgling bird and replace it with the label.
It was a bit fiddly to remove, but didn't take too long.
That's better. I slipped the label under the border and hand stitched it down. I just added a final date. I started the quilt in 2009, but I wasn't going to unpick the 2010 as I knew there was permanent marking underneath.
Then just a little more quilting, binding and a hanging sleeve. The challenge would be to find the fabrics. I knew I had seen them somewhere in my sewing room, but I had no idea where to start looking. You can imagine how happy I was to find them in a ziplock bag in the first drawer I looked in. Not only that, there were binding strips already cut (from a previous project) and enough of the backing for a hanging sleeve.
Ta Da! I'm so happy to have it off the UFO list. Do I love it? Maybe not really, as the fabrics are dated. I do love the stitcheries. I had done a nice job of them. Will I hang it? Yes. It is a part of my stitching journey. I have a few other small quilts that will get hung in my sewing room.....one day. For now it will go in a drawer and rest, but at least it is finished.
At the end of the month I will link up with Elm Street Quilts, who is keeping me motivated to set a goal and achieve it. Six months down. I'm rather chuffed with the way I'm going.
I'll finish with the view across to town and Mount Panorama this morning. It was so pretty - nice and soft. We ended up with a glorious day. I sat outside in the sun stitching down the binding. We then went for a walk around the neighbourhood. A lovely way to spend the day. It was good to make the most of the weather as they are predicting snow in the area next weekend.