It’s been a while, but I’m back. I’ve had a couple issues that I hope are behind me.
- My grandmother had a tumor that ended up being a malignant sarcoma (10 cm long), and had a quick surgery in Houston to remove it. She’s now recovering, and we hope that cancer is now behind her. Cross your fingers and say your prayers, please.
- I have a ghost in the house. There have been two sightings, both near the quilting studio. My husband has been working a lot of nights lately, so two guesses where I have not been hanging out. Well, last night, I decided I have had enough, so I’m here quilting, ghost or not. Bring it on, Casper. (By the way, I don’t really even believe in ghosts– except that I happen to have one living here. Many people have given us advice, like, “Call the church!” However, one of my friends, who was just ordained in June was visiting in July and blessed our house. So, yes, we’ve had a Roman Catholic Priest bless the house. And then the ghost came three weeks later.)
Like I said, though, I’m back, and I’m not afraid of an old ghost (you don’t see my nose growing, do you?). So, here’s what I’ve been quilting tonight. This is Vickie’s gingham quilt.
The picture above is a Patsy Thompson stencil. I’ve mentioned before how much I love her stuff. I added the micro stippling around the design.
And this picture is just a bunch of feathers I freehanded. I used Sally Terry‘s Hooked on Feathers method, which I love because then I can do feathers in any direction. You can’t see it, but on the floral fabric, I used one of Carla Barrett‘s feather swirls. I wasn’t confident enough with that to do it in a place where it would be more predominant. The back of this quilt is white, so I’ll show the back when I’m all done.