It's cold and dark and I can think of nothing better than being fireside with some un-picking on my lap. This quilt is hand stitched and I'm removing the tacking and paper backing. It's a great lap job.
As usual, I do what ever I do with an animal audience and laundry drying from the heat of the fire. I'm sure you can see how happy I am just quilting the night away. I love to spend some time every evening making something useful and being purposeful with my hands.
I love the way this quilt has been made and I would love the time to finish it by hand but it's going to be machine sewn. I'm so honoured than a dear reader donated this unfinished project for me to finish. I can no longer imagine just walking into a shop and buying a blanket or quilt. Every quilt I work on tells its own story which is retold every time it keeps me warm.
When I use this quilt, I will remember winter evening burning the cherry tree branches which ranged around the fire to dry. I'll remember Tiger growling at me because I won't let him sit on my lap and the dogs at my feet whilst I picked at the stitches.
I'll get back to the quilt.
Love Froogs xxxxxxxxxxxxx