Yesterday I finished reading my 919 page book.
This morning I finished sewing my selvage quilt.
Can you see the smile on my face? Finished can be a happy word or a sad word or a nothing word. Today I am using the happy version.
Then I tried hanging it on the clothesline.
It will be going to a really clever quilter with a computerised system to get quilted. I am very pleased to have it finished. Observations about it are it might be made of off cut ( selvages ) but it probably took more cotton and sewing time than any other quilt. When I finished I had just 18" of white thread left. ( shopping soon! ) The back of it is a nightmare of fraying edges and threads. I am wondering if it might benefit from the addition of a thin black ribbon sewn around the the block area. I will audition some when it is done. ( I think it is the left hand side that is worrying me where it has lots of white.)
Percy Peacock has finished too. Finished dropping all his long feathers. He is however still sitting up right by the ranch sliders every second day scratching and preening and leaving a variety of small feathers. ( where is he every other day ?) I have a collection of the long feathers and these small ones. Some are just delightful and fluffy. Some are brilliant colours.
* I should add that (if you are a stayer ) the book I finished was worth the effort; you might like it. " Ireland Awakening, " by Edward Rutherfurd.
( the part about the potato famine particularly in the town of Ennis where I have been was very ghastly. The deaths were the greatest in the West country ( County Clare ) - the part of Ireland I liked the best for it's beautiful green countryside.
It was interesting reading the ghastly history of amazing places I had been to last year: Dublin; Galway; Ennis and Dromoland castle.