Monday, June 25, 2018

A Finish!

At last I can report a finish.  This project was several years in the making, but it is now bound, labeled done!  If I were to name it, I would call it “Two of my Favorite Things.”  The applique is turned edge and hand stitched.  I had actually hoped to have it finished in time to hang at the county fair, but that didn’t happen. 



I had an unexpected opportunity to visit an Ikea store Saturday.  I had been very curious, because several quilters I know use their furniture in their studios.  It was quite an experience.  The store is huge.  You enter at one corner and exit at a diagonal corner via a serpentine path painted on the floor.  If you didn’t follow the path, you would absolutely get lost.  Although I walked at a leisurely pace, I didn’t pause very often and it still took me an hour to finish my tour and check out.  I found a task light that I wanted and a USB charger that can accommodate three cables.  Other than that, no purchases and I was able to check an item off my want-to-do list (I refuse to think of it as a bucket list).




This is about the third brood of swallow chicks raised this year in a nest located above our front porch.  The chicks are cute and the parents help control the mosquito population.  The mess under the nest….well let’s just say that when they finally finish for the season, I will need to do some power washing.

I delivered 16 anti-ouch pouches to last week's guild meeting.

5 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I went to an Ikea in Chicago with my daughter a couple years ago - she refuses to follow a path and wanders at will - it took forever to get through this store and backtracked here and there and found the kids relaxing on a sofa lol - I would go back to another to look but I didn't buy anything that time.
love your wall hanging

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I visited an Ikea for the first time about 3 years ago. I think you really need to check out the store the first time and really shop the next time with a list.

Debbie said...

Love the finished piece. It looks wonderful. The colors are so cool and relaxing. You are brave to visit IKEA, it is too easy to get lost. I wonder how many people have to call for help to get out each year:)

O'Quilts said...

great on the finish and the birds...wow

Unknown said...

I love your lupine quilt! Could you please share what the pattern is called?