A queen-sized whole cloth quilt that I have been working on (with dogged dedication) since March. It is shown here before it was trimmed, bound and washed. The blue lines help the design to be seen. I held my breath while it was in the machine - not only in hopes that those lines really would wash out but also in fear that my stitches might somehow unravel. Everything worked out beautifully and it came out of the dryer that delicious crinkly look that I love so much.
This photo shows the VERY LAST stitches loaded on to the needle and my under the quilt finger in all of its stabbed and calloused glory. Hubby and I had The Happy Couple over for dinner last week and presented them with the quilt - after all the sauces and salsa from our favorite Mexican take-out had been safely cleared away. They seemed quite happy - The Princess said she thought they might be getting a quilt. The Intended was impressed that all the stitches were done by hand, though wondered aloud why it couldn't be done on the machine (he's a very mechanical kind of guy).
Hubby and I had a little celebration of our own over the weekend. We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with a trip to The Happiest Place on Earth. The weather was beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves - though we checked our cell phones often to see if there was a frantic call from the puppy sitter begging us to come get our darling little charge. That didn't happen making the weekend a complete success.
We brought Larkin a souven-ear!
All of my doggies get mouse ears. But at long last, Disney has seen fit to make them in a doggy size! After we took this photo, we had just enough time to run out the door to get to puppy kindergarten. Somebody was graduating yesterday.
We still have a l-o-n-g way to go in the training cycle, but we are on our way. Next week we start our second set of kindergarten classes. These will be a LOT more learning and not so much 'recess' time. Should be interesting.