No, it wasn't that complicated that it took that long to complete with me working day after day on it. This pieced and hand appliqued wall hanging was started in the fall of last year with the thought it would be done for the holidays of 2013. As so often happens with my good intentions (but unrealistic time sense apparently), life got in the way and the quilt was nowhere near completion then.
I worked on it a very little bit this past summer (very being the operative word), but mostly it lived on my design wall while I tried to decide how to quilt it.
For the past week or so, I have been like a demented squirrel dashing in and out of my quilt room to work on it every chance I could, and I'm happy to report I was successful in finishing it and hanging it yesterday. I think it looks good in the spot I made it for, and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. (Yay, score one for our side!)
Now I can start on something new!
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Have you ever done something really clever that makes you feel really stoopid?
A couple of weeks ago I had a portion of a loaf of bread (homemade so I didn't want to toss it to the chickens . . . sorry, girls) that was getting a little stale. Both Papa Pea and I like croutons in some of the soups I make so it dawned on me that I could cut the bread into cubes, freeze them and pull an amount out when I needed croutons.
Well, duh. Why had I never thought of that before? Tonight I took some from the freezer, heated them up in some butter in a skillet, seasoned them with garlic salt and served them with our homemade Cream of Tomato soup. How super-easy and convenient.
I suppose now I'm going to find out that all of you have done this forever, right? Oh well, some of us are a little slower than others. (Maybe a lot slower.)