Thanks for the well wishes...the spots remain...they've just switched locations. I did manage to sew a bit today. There's nothing like doing something you love to make you feel better. I have three of the zigs sewn together (or are they zags) and the fourth one ready to add once I'm done with this post. Then it's back to making more half square triangles. I can hear you all chanting a reminder "sew a quarter inch from the line". I can learn!
The mailman helped make my day. You know it never fails, when you're in the dumps, something happens to pick you up. I received this card today. Here's what it says:
"All I can say is WOW! The quilt just blew me away. I honestly don't know how to begin to thank you for this precious keepsake. I love the fabric, the design - it's a work of art! Thank you for the time and heart you put into making it. When I get my act together, I'll send a picture of Sophie making good use of it. It was definitely worth the wait!"
It does a quilter's heart good to know that a quilt you've made is in a good home and the receiver feels about it just as you do. That note simply made my day!
Lastly, here's a preview. I've been thinking hard about a quilt I'm planning for a good friend's daughter's high school graduation present. Hannah is a gem. She's an artist, jewelry designer and maker, an actress as well as a great cook. She works in a coffeehouse and brings her homemade goodies to sell at work. Every time I'm at her house she's cooking or baking something. (Many times she's making it up as she goes along.) I want to make a special quilt for a special girl. Here what I'm thinking about. I love this Alexander Henry fabric. It has all sorts of fun cooking things, baskets of fruit, bottles of wine (or could be olive oil), a hen laying eggs, a teapot, a cake on a cakestand etc. Very graphic and fun. Maybe just a focus square or two of this and then I've chosen a couple of solids and a couple of prints. Can you see that green solid in there? What a lousy picture! I'm still not at the for sure point. Still playing with a design too. I want to keep it simple so I can get it finished in time for graduation. Time is slipping by.
Hope to finish the Zig Zag top tomorrow and then it's back to my quilt-a-long quilt. I want to have it finished before AmandaJean embarks on the next one. Have a great weekend everyone. And to those who stopped by "Sew Bee It" to welcome Jenn, thanks, you all are just great!