Yep, that's how far it is from my sister's house to my son's. That's 3000 km of stitching and did I stitch!
Just before I left Arizona, I got my "Questionable Outcome" quilt back from the quilters. I sewed on part of the binding before I packed up the sewing machine. The hand sewing of the binding I did in the car. The quilter did her part beautifully - the stitch pattern is called "Flowing Feathers". So here is my first full size quilt finished - all 1100 pieces!
I had Rachel's Mirabilia RR kitted and ready to stitch in the car.She chose her RR theme to be the Mirabilia Mermaids. Here is her finished piece. I stitched one of the "Mermaids of the Deep Blue". For me, this RR is now over and I miss it already.
I am seriously thinking of starting another Mirabilia RR in the fall - anyone interested?
When I packed the car to come home I found my friend Ann's RR in the bottom of a trunk. With great embarassment, I sorted my threads and started stitching. But first, I designed my own home.
I then stitched this lighthouse from a freebie that I had on file. I think it is more the correct size.
Here is her RR ready to be returned to her next week.
I am now filling in some of the extra hearts on my Friendship Sampler RR while I wait for the next one to be sent to me. I have two RR's left to stitch and it will be done.
And I wanted you to see this. I made this little calico dog for a family friend who has the most gorgeous new little girl named Maddie. I hope to meet her this weekend.
Dh and I are leaving our son's tomorrow to go home and unpack and pick up life at this end. We are looking forward to seeing our family and friends and spending time with them.
And the reason for the detour to our youngest son's house was to pick up this little baby - a 2006 VW Jetta TDI. My Dh had seen it online for a while and when the price was right, we had our son pick it up for us. He's out there washing and polishing it now. It will go home with us tomorrow.
I probably won't get much stitching done for the next little while when I am unpacking and setting up my home but I will keep in touch.
Till next time keep stitching!