I'm getting really close to finishing Hope Strings Eternal. Almost all the rows are together and a few good hours of sewing will do it. This photo is from earlier in the day before I'd gotten that far:
I know this is a busy quilt and not to everyone's taste. This quilt is for me and I really like busy. Show me a beautifully decorated spare modern room and it does nothing for me, whereas the cluttered eclectic room full of world travel souvenirs and outsider art? Now that will make my heart sing. I like lots to look at. (Not to dust mind you, but to look at. Good thing quilts don't take that kind of maintenance.)
Big Habibi (pictured above) has been biting Pokey on the neck and making her squeal. I HATE that. How can he pick on this sweet baby girl?
These are from even earlier in the day. I knew some of you would want more Pokey photos.
I really overdid the Hope blocks - I have another thirteen of them to play with. Maybe this next one will be tamer. Won't guarantee it though.
Watching tv and sewing has pretty much been my life. It feels good to be in the sewing groove - I didn't want to piece for many months. Meanwhile I'm not so happy with my hand quilting project. I feel like Slither Eek Boo is fighting me. It doesn't want to be cluttered up with images but would instead wants freehand fans. That way the words are emphasized. I'm not going to unpick any of my stitches, but start doing fans and then compare.