The monthly hand-sewing group met the other night. Helen, who last month had appeared in her Professor McGonagall hat along with a fetching black cape, graced us with her Dumbledore hat. She was working on hand-piecing nine-patch blocks and sat next to Marsha, who knat (no photo available). Judy didn't have any hand-sewing but came anyway. Bonnie and Turbo had called in sick.
Honna has miraculously turned The Quilt From Hell into a flimsy! This project has been plaguing her (and us) for longer than anyone cares to remember. It was a case of her having impulsively said to a family member, "Pick out a pattern and some fabric, and I'll make you a quilt!" without providing any parameters. No one liked the fabric they chose and the pattern was more difficult that Honna'd imagined and Marsha had to bail her out for part of it. Honna learned a bit about limit setting.
Emily has been working on these cute little things for almost as long as we've known her; she says that the end still is not in sight. But she presses on. I continued hand-quilting Mason-Dixon which has been in progress for a couple of years now; I stitch on it when I have no other handwork available. At this point I'm on the penultimate border, about twenty or thirty minutes from turning the corner onto the home stretch. So I'm thinking it will be finished this year!