It’s done – my Jo Morton Stitchers’ Crib Toile quilt challenge is quilted, bound, labeled, and washed.
It’s currently draped over the back of our love seat in the den to be admired.
I made this label for it on the computer using a vintage Climax Sewing Machines image (from the 19th century) with a text box next to it containing the pertinent information. The Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon 100% cotton batting washed and dried up just the way we (Jo Morton and I) like it – crinkly and vintage-looking.
Also, I’m adding a photos of my most recently hand-pieced hexagon stars. There’s only about 20 star left to piece before I can start sewing the stars together.
On a completely different note, my poor cat suffered a indignant, traumatic episode last week. He had to go to the vet to be sedated so that his matted belly hair could be shaved off. Ranger is a cranky dude sometimes, particularly if you try to brush his fur. He hates it, it won’t stand still for it, and he’ll punish you if you try. Even as a kitten, he wouldn’t allow any grooming. Consequently, he gets his belly hair all matted up when Spring begins to arrive while shedding his Winter coat.
The vet said Ranger was angry when he woke up and he never stopped growling. Fortunately, he didn’t take his bad temper out on us when we got him home. He sulked for a while but was back to normal within 30 hours.
Too bad he doesn’t understand that he wouldn’t have to go through this indignity every Spring if he would just let me run the brush through his hair every once in a while, but that would be too easy.