It’s a Hand Work Kind of Week

I actually had this leafy border all prepped and ready to work on for my Oklahoma trip. But no. It had to wait until I got home before being pulled out of the bag for some quality stitching time.Just need to go back and add the flowers now...I've been ...

I actually had this leafy border all prepped and ready to work on for my Oklahoma trip. But no. It had to wait until I got home before being pulled out of the bag for some quality stitching time.

Just need to go back and add the flowers now…

I’ve been enjoying working on these springy looking leaves so much! The fabrics are just pure joy. I even had a chance to work on them in the car during a flying trip down to Eugene to see an ailing uncle. So glad the bag was ready to go as it was a very quick decision to make the visit.

Stitching, stitching, stitching….

On the way back home we decided to take another route than our normal and ended up on north I-5. It didn’t take much work at all to convince my husband to pop into Longview, Washington to visit one of my favorite quilt stores: Momma Made It. Hmmmm… Such a lovely shop, especially if you’ve been looking for something similar to the Buggy Barn quilt store that closed down several years ago. I’ve only been in this store maybe four times, but every time have to wipe the drool off my face before settling down and getting serious about picking out a few pieces of fabric! If reproduction, civil war, Barbara Brackman, Judy Rothermel etc. are what you’re looking for, this place is for you. Just leave your credit cards in the car perhaps? hehe

Creative Process in the hoop

Other than that, I’m just plugging along on my hand quilting as usual. Almost got this quilt wrapped up and ready for binding. Which is good. There are some quilts that just annoy me because they insist on being worked on and then don’t get done fast enough to suit.*wink  Is there ever a time when it feels justified to just ditch a quilt top completely?