I spotted this Alaska license plate in the parking lot downtown today. GAK! Indeed! This car is far from home. I googled it and it’s just under 3,500 kilometers away – it took about 47 hours of solid driving to get here. Whoa! That’s a mega road trip I’d love to do. In a gigantic RV with Mike and the kitties. We’d better start saving our money for gas now to get us to the final frontier. (I always thought the Final Frontier was space. I’d better check with Captain Kirk.).

In other news, I have completed a panel of MOSTLY hand stitched pieces. I machine stitched them together and made a bigger piece than I thought I could. I used scissors and not the rotary blade and tried to sew with the waves in the lines, just like Barb Mortell taught us.

I’ve only been sewing for 3 days – and that was there and back on the accordion bus, and a little bit at home. That came together much quicker than I ever expected it to. I really thought it would take MONTHS to complete a piece this big by hand. I think I’m on to something.

I believe this could be called, “primitive” style piecing. If any edges match up, it’s totally by mistake. I’m very happy being a primitive stitcher. I’m going to turn this into a pumpkin – actually, a jack-o-lantern.

One more thing! Thank you so much for all the Happy Anniversary wishes on my blog and on the facebook today. Mike and I will be celebrating on the weekend. Tonight? I picked him up from work and we watched the Daily Show when we got home. This will be the last week of late nights for a while. Mike’s on the early shift next month with weekends off. Woohoo! I get to sleep in on the weekends AND see Mike at night. Very lovely.

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  1. Schnookie says:

    I’m so glad the hand-stitching is working out! This looks awesome — I really love the colors. (I think the very best thing about hand-piecing is that it really does go a lot faster than you’d think, but you get a lot more “oohs” and “ahhs” when you tell people you do it, because it just seems impossibly slow. :D)

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