5/23/14

Short, but Sweet

Today I finished up the top-stitching for "A World Apart".


There were several places where I ended up with the fabric cut too short to catch under the "leading". I reinforced it with satin stitching, and then straight stitched across that. It turned out okay. You can't see it at all from the front. Even from the back, while obvious, it isn't so terrible.


It's a wall-hanging. I'm not going to get all worked up about how it looks from the back.

So then I squared it up and finished it off with a flange and a black binding.


Of course, I still need to hand-stitch the binding. The quilt is 22 x 17 inches, and so that won't take too long.

All the while, I had my trusty support network right behind me.


Tomorrow is our anniversary. It'll be 39 years. I suppose we could sign up for another 39 years. I'll be 99 and Mike will be 101. What are the chances? I'm going to my all-day hand applique class tomorrow, and then Mike and I will go out to dinner to celebrate.

I probably won't post tomorrow, but I'll be back on Sunday to tell you all about the class and the dinner. Til then, enjoy your long weekend.

17 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary!

WoolenSails said...

The piece came out beautifully, love all the colors in it. Happy Anniversary!

Debbie

Tami C said...

Your World Apart turned out just lovely! You have a real good looking support network. I think another 39 years would just be great. Happy Anniversary to you both!

carla said...

Hi!!!! Congrats to you and hubby!!!! That is wonderful!!! Another 39 could happen!!!! Love your wall hanging and you support network!!!!

quiltzyx said...

The green flange is a great touch! Will you take it to Show & Tell at your guild next month? Have you taken anything yet? They would be inspired by it - especially if you let on some of the problems you overcame with it!

Happy Anniversary to you & "Tender Guts"!! Have a lovely day!

Gina said...

First Happy Anniversary.May you have many more happy years together.
I think the wall hanging is wonderful. Has inspired me to find something similar to do xx

Jeanie said...

I think your little landscape quilt is really nice... and, hey, we are only looking at the front anyway. Happy Anniversary to you and hubby! I do hope you will sign up for the next 39 years too. Enjoy your special day!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy Anniversary!

Dana Gaffney said...

Happy Anniversary!
The wall hanging turned out really beautiful! Is that from the same book?

Carole in Nebraska said...

Congratulations! 1975 was a very good year! Our anniversary was in late April. You did a very nice job camouflaging the problem on your wall hanging. Looks great; love your choice of fabrics.

Susan said...

Hapay 39th Anniversary. We will be celebrating our 31st anniversary this summer. Time really flies.

Jacque said...

Happy Anniversary, dear friend! You're just a few years ahead of us....the 70's were such a romantic time! Heehee!

Kate said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope your class was fun and your celebratory dinner was wonderful.

A World Apart looks great. Congrats on getting it mostly done.

Marei said...

Happy Anniversary to you & Mike. I think you two should give marriage a few more years to decide if it's going to "work out"....no need to rush into anything, you know. Love the wall hanging. It came out wonderfully....repairs and all.

Janarama said...

Happy Anniversary to you two lovebirds! Your stained glass turned out great.

Dar said...

Happy Anniversary. Your wall hanging looks great. Here's to another 39 years of wedded bliss.

gpc said...

Your world apart is beautiful! The thing that makes our worlds, and I suspect a good marriage, work is our ability to fix the tiny breaks and learn to live with the flaws. Happy anniversary to you both. :)