I appliqued the initials on the pillow shams:
I have almost got the border on one sham, and have all the smaller parts for the second one ready. Turns out there was enough fabric to make a half-square triangle border to match the quilt. Gosh, this project is almost done! Amazing.
Here is a picture of my sweetie in his garden. he has been digging into the hard clay ground making little terrace gardens. I think in a few years the whole back yard may be like that. In this shot, he has just dug out a couple of big nasty tree stumps. I took the picture from the little deck that is off the kitchen.
This morning, I am off to meet a new friend, Sharon. She is a crazy and traditional quilter. I am very excited at the prospect of having a stitching buddy. We are meeting at Lavender Lime quilt shop. How perfect is that!