This is my 250 post! I've been blogging just under one year. I had no idea when I started how much I would enjoy it or how many friends I'd make through my blog. Each and every one of you have enriched my life in ways you can't imagine.
I finished my first UFO of 2007! What a good feeling. This should never have been a UFO at all - I was sure it would be done in October the weekend I put it on Gandalf to quilt. I think I posted about my bad luck in ripping a small hole in the quilt during the quilting process. I guess every longarmer does this sooner than later - I'm just really glad it wasn't on a customer quilt!
Anyway, I figured I'd appliqué hearts on it to disguise the hole. I cut out a bunch of hearts, pinned them on, and was immediately bogged down with other projects with deadlines. I kept thinking I had until March to finish this so I procrastinated. Big surprise and joke on Patti when I received an email on Monday that the chair wanted our finished quilts turned in at Thursday's meeting. I begged for a reprieve and was granted this weekend. She wants to mail them to American Patchwork and Quilting by the 15th because I guess the auction starts the first of February! Thank goodness I felt well enough today to sit in the recliner and appliqué the rest of those hearts! Doing appliqué on a quilt that's already quilted and bound isn't fun - let me tell you! - because one can't gather the quilt up in one had like one is used to! But it's done - hooray! - and I hope it brings a fair price at the auction.