A Boy and A Girl is done. Hard to believe 2 years 3 months in the making and it’s done. I put the final applique stitches in last night and embroidered the eyes and mouths of the Boy and Girl. I’m a bit at a loss right now. This quilt has been such an integral part of my daily life for so long it seems odd not to be thinking about what I hope to accomplish today on it. I’m thrilled I finished such a monumental project. But there is a “but” hanging there. I know I have other projects that need attention. But…. I think I want to savor this finish just a bit. I had a routine. I would get up early so I could applique an hour each morning before getting ready for work. My eyes would be fresh and I felt a sense of accomplishment while heading into work. It just seemed to start the day on a bright note. So for today I plan on feeling impressed by myself that I actually completed such a project. I haven’t taken a final photo yet, but I did get a photo of one of the corners while I was working on it.
Now to order the backing. I think I have decided on a purple polka dot.
I had to use a personal day for work today. I have 1/4″ of ice covering everything. Too dangerous for this old lady to get out on at this stage of my life. Years ago I would have considered it a challenge against mother nature to get where I needed to go. I now value my life more having survived breast cancer. Each day is a gift. I will not squander it.
Have a wonderful day.
Katherine Sissy Malone
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