I must have written this blog post in my head a hundred times or more :)
After all, it's been three years (almost to the day) since stitching commenced on my Little Bluebirds quilt, and I have been dreaming of it hanging on my wall for most of that time.
This quilt has spent A LOT of time in my work basket. And almost just as much time in my too-hard basket :)
Not that it was terribly hard. The pattern is by Janelle Wind, and she does the best instructions...I have used her patterns for many projects over the years, and she explains each step very clearly. No...I made this one hard all by myself :)
This Easter long weekend, with my fingers itching to stitch and my desire to start something new almost overwhelming me, I pulled Little Bluebirds down from the top of the bookcase, and assessed what needed to be done (my eldest daughter forbid me from starting something until this quilt was finished!)
I set up my workspace on the dining table, Easter eggs by my side, and haven't moved far from it since...please don't laugh at my PJs and bed hair :)
I quilted until boredom set in...quilting is NOT my favourite thing...and then quilted some more. Then came the scalloped binding...again, not my favourite thing...but I was determined not to put this quilt away until it was finished. When I needed a break, I would post an update on Facebook, or email my friend Hope, and the words of support and encouragement kept me going...thank you sweet friends xxx
(this is starting to sound like an acceptance speech LOL)
Finally, with fingers throbbing and my ipod playlist exhausted, I put in the final stitches....YAY!
And with that, I can officially cross Little Bluebirds OFF my to-do list once and for all :)
Now...to pull out some new fabrics....WOOOHOOOOOOO!