This morning I decided to put the pedal to the parquet [as it were] and finish this quilt! Of course it took longer than I expected. I just can't stop being astonished that what seems like a little simple sewing is going to take as long as it takes. But, the last side of the border was quilted and the binding cut and machine sewn to the back, hand sewn to the front -- I had the illusion while hand sewing that the thing was growing extras and stretching itself like so magical beast. The hanging sleeve is on and the label -- although I've got to write on it. There are some tag ends of thread to cut off, seems like no more than fifteen minutes, half an hour at most -- so it'll probably take an hour.
And the word is "Nevermore." Yes, The Raven and I agree, what's done once does not need to be done again. There are, of course, many other projects waiting in the wings.
Yes, this is a quilt. I didn't make a note, but I believe it is by the well-known art quilter Barbara McKie and that the bears are thread painted. It seems very appropriate as winter set in around the county.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!