Not the best of weeks at all – with news we would rather not have. Bad health news for my daughter, but now she has a diagnosis, she will be starting chemo within a week or two, so that is good to know. Her little family is devastated, as we are, and she is finding it hard to talk about. I understand completely – after my own cancer scare several years ago, I felt I just wanted to hide away from everyone.
With all this swirling around in my head, I didn’t “roll the dice” till Friday, much later in the week than usual. And I have decided that starting so late, I will carry over Number 5 to the following week as well. Don’t tell the Quilt Police I’m changing my rules to suit myself.
Number 5 on my list is my Christmas Stitchery quilt. Gemma decided to help while I was putting the layers together.
She is more of a hindrance than a help
Finally it was all pinned together
The first job is to “stitch in the ditch” around the blocks to stabilise the quilt. That will take a while, with my preference to pin, pin, pin. So that is what I’m up to at the moment.
It will be good to carry on with this project next week, as I may not get too much done over the weekend. Once the stitch in the ditch is done, I’ll have to consider how I want to quilt it.