I had a goal set on Monday to get the last border prepped and to join the top border to the side borders. I worked on that Monday morning and just before the Lakeview guild meeting I had the bottom ready to stitch. Off I went to the meeting and I got busy as I was sitting and listening.
It was really a relief to be stitching on the last section. Tuesday I had two meeting sessions and I worked away on my border, in fact I finally decided that “finishing” was going to be my focus, to get it all stitched. Sew I Did, the bottom border that is!
Tuesday, I went to bed plotting my Wednesday, what was I going to do first! When it came morning – I got off task. I had planned to work on borders, but my ironing board and my floor was another obstacle course so I had to clear the board and the floor.
Before getting down to the nitty gritty I had to do some side steps. My ironing board had My Crazy Life blocks ready; I decided to stitch them first.
I needed to finish up deciding on the rest of my cornerstones for my Farm Girl Vintage. After my ironing board was clear, I could iron my background for my Farm Girl. I ended up cutting my 19 sashing strips and then sub-cut them into my 110 sashing pieces.
Oh, one side note – I decided to starch my fabric before cutting. It really helped! Stray and then set aside to dry before ironing. This is highly recommended by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings and I have to say in the past I have only been a “here and there” starcher. She just may be on to something! Ha! 😉
Now, it is time to finish up “Her Majesty”! First, I needed to finish up the bottom border – I needed to embroidery the stems, do the French knots and the bud tips.
Next on the list was to do the top two corners, I got them done and then it was time to attach the bottom to the quilt. I got that done, but now it is time to do the add-ons – the fill in pieces.
Last night before I went to bed, I got all the vines placed and the pieces all ready to be steamed, but it was late and I figured that it would be best if I waited until today to finish.
Today is the day that I got my Primitive Gatherings, Somewhere In Time quilt finished! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be finished. Now what am I going to do in the car or where I go??? Ha! I almost feel like she has been my security blanket and I might have to change her name to “Everywhere I Go”. She has been to Mazatlan, Boston, Arkansas, Florida, Bahamas, St John, and St Thomas – that’s all I can think of right now.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,