As I mentioned, when we were away, we stopped at Kat's and picked up two projects she'd machine-quilted for me: Batik Baskets on Black and What Was I Thinking? Already at home was Meadowbrook Pasture which Branky had quilted just before we went away.
For a person who has really no interest in sports or television, every two years I spend two weeks in front of the television, watching the Olympics. I watch as much as possible, cramming two years worth of television viewing into two weeks. It makes no sense. And I like to have a mountain of handwork to keep me busy while I'm doing that. So tonight I did the machine part of the binding on Meadowbrook Pasture and started the same on What Was I Thinking? I'm hoping/planning to have the machine part of the bindings completed on all three before Friday night and the Opening Ceremonies.
And, in case that isn't enough, do you remember those bossy Log Cabins that were taking over the studio a few weeks back? They are all together (see above and left) and once again arguing with me. I wanted to put them in the flimsy stack but they have other ideas. They seem to think they'd like to be sandwiched and tied and get on to their real life with their new owner. I hadn't really thought that far, but they are a presence to be reckoned with and I know better than to argue.
Ideally, it would be terrific to finish them during the Democratic Convention which, I do believe, begins the day after the Olympics end.
Fingers, get ready for a serious work-out!