I sewed the two Minick & Simpson bindings on because the first thing I did was put my M&S stash in the new closet. It's a good thing because the plastic tote in which I had carefully folded away the binding fabrics is still packed in one of those boxes in the cottage. These quilts are nice and flat, but were folded for a few months. They need to be washed to get rid of the folds in them.
Nantucket by Minick & Simpson. It was so much fun sewing along with a group of ladies making this quilt. The fabric is their Midwinter Red line for Moda, but the binding is another red from another collection. I love that their fabrics lines work together!
The third finish was the Jelly Roll Jam free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop. I had the binding in a Ziploc and I wisely folded it in with the quilt. Penny pulled it off the chair and claimed it. After all, I did take away all of her other quilts when they were washed and packed. This baby needed a quilt! It's funny because I gave her another quilt soon after this, but she keeps going back to this one.
I have two other quilts that need bindings, also free patterns from the Fat Quarter Shop. Those will have to wait until I can unearth my solids. I plan on diving into the boxes in the cottage hopefully this week as I'm feeling somewhat better. Of course, they piled boxes of books on top of everything, so I guess those will be the first things unpacked back there.
I was at a point where I was out of projects to stitch. I found a tub that had ended up in a wardrobe box with my clothes because it was in my bedroom. In it was the unfinished quilt by Brenda Riddle, A New Day. While I was assembling the blocks, I think I remember finding a HST turned the wrong direction. I must have fixed it because I can't find it now. Of course, if I didn't fix it, I'm sure I'll find it after the borders are on and it's quilted. That happened to me one time!
I have feelers out for two cleaning ladies. I hope to get one (or both) of them in this week. This house is big and has a lot of wood floors. I tried vacuuming with one hand while pushing the walker with the other. It didn't work so well -- but I'm positive it would have made for a funny picture.
One last picture. It was real foggy this morning. By the time I took this picture, a lot of the fog had lifted but it was still hanging over the bayou.
I didn't venture all the way to the back but the bayou is under that layer of fog. Oh, a few folks have asked me about that "street light" back there. I actually have two in the yard. They are dusk-to-dawn lights, and are great to have because it's a long way to the back of the yard and they light up the area nicely. I call them my bogeyman lights!
I can do this .... I can get the cottage unpacked .... I can settle into my new life .... I can stay healthy this year .... I can do this! Only positive things all year long!