Indeed I did. He was happy to see us. It was also dinner time when we returned. He was happy to eat.
On Wednesday I finally got down to the business of stitching out the corners of the quilt. I made some registration marks and went to it.
It is quite tedious, as you can imagine. All those pebbles, over and over again. White on white is hard to see and I never attained a decent rhythm.
I took a break. The dogs and I walked up to the top of the hill. We hadn't been able to do that in weeks. We took Wilson's bell along and I jingled it all the way. Frannie found some deer poop to eat and Wrigley joined right in. Dogs.
When we got back, I had intended to only stitch out the feathers on the other side but went right into the pebble stitching. The middle feather is smaller. I don't like that. Sucks to be me. I am not picking out thousands of tiny stitches. I prefer to use Non stitch regulation when I am Free Motion Quilting (FMQ). I have an easier time with the tension. But sometimes the stitches are quite tiny.
I will need to make these feathers upside down on the next two corners. I have been imagining that in my minds eye. Believe me I will practice on the white board first. It doesn't have to be perfect but it shouldn't look like shit, either.
I must now decide how I will quilt the center.
The borders surrounding the Celtic applique require no more than stitch in the ditch. AKKKK! Diagonal SID. Poor me. I would like the Celtic knot to stand out but I do not want to do more pebbles. Echoing may be the way to go.