This is how I have survived Black Friday!
Feet up in my comfy binding chair, enjoying copious amounts of chick flick movies in the company of my dad.
Barbara Streisand in Guilt Trip? SO FUNNY!
And so poignant as well….makes me think of not only being the mother of adult children ((And still wanting to care for them, because after all I AM their mother!))
And also what it’s like to be the adult middle aged daughter of a father who feels the same way and has ideas for how I should do this, or do that or think this way.
Once you are a child, you are always a child no matter how old you get, and once you are a parent –you will still think you can parent that child as if they are still 12 years old --
It’s a never ending cycle!
And I take it all in and I smile.
The quilt I was binding?
Now Floribunda has been done for over 2 years, and somehow I had forgotten that it was lacking the hand stitching of the binding on one side, and the stitching down of the bottom edge of the hanging sleeve.
DONE DONE DONE!
Label on and signed!
The full out on the couch shot…
It’s been very cold and windy up here on the mountain, so no good opportunities for outside photo shoots. You know what? This is one of my favorite yellow quilts EVER!
I love all of those old florals and how they sparkle against the yellow solids!
I love the border putting those left over strips to good use!
I even love the backing –using orphan blocks to make it big enough!
Paris street scenes….
I have plans to put this on the guest room bed here at the cabin come Spring. It’s a Queen size and will fit the new iron frame bed perfectly.
You can find the free block pattern for Florabunda under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
The binding fest continued into the night as I started going on Carolina Chain. 1 1/2 sides left to bind on that one, do the hanging sleeve and label and I can call this one done too.
There is something special about Dad bringing his daughter a slice of pie with whipped cream so that she didn’t have to get out of her binding chair to get her own.
We are headed down the mountain this morning to get Dad to the airport on his way home to Arizona.
This week really has flown by far to quickly, can someone please find a way to slow it down?
Things I have planned:
How about Quilt-Cam on Monday night, Dec 1st? I’ll be home and can do it. 9pm EST, bring a project, watch the blog for more details.
I’m planning on participating in Cyber-Monday, so be watching for THOSE details as well!
Time to get breakfast on, and get this day going ---have a terrific Saturday, everyone!