What do you think? Does it need the border? I'm not sure. I did want it to be small... Here's looking at it from further off:I wish I had more of that Moda Marble Christmas Red so that I could lay the top down on it and get a better idea of what the border would really look like, but I've run out of the fabric. Since I'm not actually planning on quilting it until December (I almost said "next year" - d'oh, that's this year already) there's no rush.
I finished reading Martha Grimes' mystery The Man with a Load of Mischief last night. I loved it. I don't know why, but I'd lumped Grimes in with Agatha Christie (dull; poorly developed characters) without ever giving her a try. Mischief is a cozy English detective novel with Old Peculiar, fat rascals, fairy cakes and all those other marvelous details that Anglophiles adore. It's got a dry sense of humor, very witty. "But the chief superintendent just sat there, having removed the toothpick and looking as if the elves had come in the night to stitch together his leathery lips along with the shoes..." 4.5 stars out of 5.
Horrible weather here today. Icy rain - yick. It's pretty amazing to see all the snowy pics out there in blogland though. brrrrr.