(1) your favorite socks
(2) a sense of humor
(3) turning off the TV
... til the elections are over, anyway!
You gotta love doing a happy dance, even if no one can see you. In fact those are the best ones because as long as you don't hurt yourself, NOTHING you do is wrong! Yesterday I was doing a happy dance for two reasons: I picked up my second quilt from the quilter's and when I got home I had an unexpected squishy in the mail!
Don't you just love unexpected squishies? Sandra, one of my guild friends, read my blog post about my long-delayed and overdue Christmas quilt. To help speed the process she sent me some Christmas fabric from her stash, but it's no ordinary fabric - it's Black santas!
And here's my string quilt, Stars and Stripes, that I picked up from Bernerdett yesterday:
And take a closer look at this gorgeous quilting:
Bern did this all free-hand, she says she loves to just doodle. She spends hours and hours with pencil and sketchpad, just doodling - I love it!
I'm deciding on a binding fabric for this one now, perhaps something in a dark blue. Stars and Stripes is 82x73 and doesn't have a border; with so much scrappiness in the quilt, anything I use will be perfect. I not only have another quilt done, I also got rid of some of those pesky strings ... which promptly multiplied!
Loving my quilt! Sew forth and sew on...