I spent the day in my sewing room, working on files and (dare I say?) trying to clear some horizontal space. I was organizing my solids, but this is as far as I got. I have about 5 zillion other colors. I am cutting off 6" swaths and putting the rest away. How's that for ambition? More of this tomorrow, I suppose.
Tonight, I was at the North Jersey MQG meeting. I've actually been around for the last two monthly meetings -- a record! I enjoyed myself immensely, catching up with my friend Rachel and others, and picking out stitches from an almost-done quilt (don't ask). I have to add some more stitching, but ran out of white thread and machine needles. Will buy them tomorow and get on with it.
I also collected two quilts I had given to long arm quilter extraordinaire, Diane Fama. This was the first time in my life I had ever had anyone else stitch my quilts, but one was bed-sized and the last time I made a bed-sized quilt, I hand-quilted it. 25 years ago? The second one needed more time than I could give it.
I was a bit nervous, but they turned out beautifully! My quilt are not easy because they are wonky (deliberately so) and because I require straight stitching, not fancy floral patterns or feathers or doodads. I still have to face them and clean off the fuzzies, but that's minor. . I would never have thought to do what Diane did, and it looks great. Here is a smidgin of the big one.
I couldn't get a good photo of the other one, and I am too tired to try. Lots more to catch up on - but I'm past my sell-by date, so I'm going to bed.