was the word of the week.
Do you remember last March when the Granny Squares were all the rage?
I drank the Koolaid and made a small wall hanging inspired by the colors in my hot chocolate mug.
I used my last hoarded pieces of Moda's Sunkissed.
I was in the middle of painting our front hallway and wanted a cheerful and happy something to hang on the wall in there.
I used a Hunky Dory-ish type print for the binding and then used it as a table quilt for the next year as one thing after another kept me from finishing the painting (sad, sad, sad attempt at sympathy for such crazy apathy!).
While spring cleaning, I washed all my table quilts and found this:
Ack! The top had come loose from the binding in one spot.
What to do? What to do?
Well, we all know there really is only one thing to do.
Gently. Gently. Gently.
With a very soft touch with the seam ripper....remove the old binding
and replace it with a happy, bright, polka dot orange
and add corners to hold a dowel rod for hanging.
The word "hope" on the back with a close up of my FMQing.
Well, the painting is done now (and other rooms are groaning!) and I'm needing to make a trip to Hobby Lobby for another dowel rod and hanger to put this up.
A favorite quilt saved.
I'm also trying to get the nerve up to finish this:
Last time I worked on it, I broke four needles in a row! Four! Exasperating and intimidating to say the least.
I tried different sizes and types of needles and have been psyching myself up to try again.
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