The Shy DNA quilt was finished last night. I hand-sewed the binding while watching a very fine finish, Iowa State University vs. Baylor (we'll ignore the Buckeye finish).
I had fun with the free-motion quilting. I did it with a flourish.
(as I FMQ'ed, I kept thinking of Spencerian penmanship, which used to be taught by tutors to all the respectable teens of middle-class society. A visiting card needed such flourishes (thank you Ames Historical Society)):
That was their version of texting.
And these were their emoticons:
This post, my 40th, is a finish, if not the finish of the blog. Quite obviously my life has become consumed with things other than detaching from my stash. I like to write about my life, but a certain inhabitant of that life deserves more privacy. So I'm deleting the blog and searching out other ways of sharing my life.
Perhaps I'll revive that old-fashioned practice of visiting!
By the way, I've made progress on my project. Here is my stash now. It's so much more under control:
Thanks for reading!