Right on the edge, this was either to be the last quilt of 2017 or the first this year. I finished turning the binding yesterday, put a label on the back, and took it out to pose in the bright sunshine of a new day.
As you might notice, I decided to quilt a cable in the border as I think the edges of quilts ... especially for children, get heavier use than those just draped over a bed.
I was worried that without his input, the project might be scrapped but, though the person in charge had been worried about the lack of members signing up to make it happen, not only did the project continue but there were plenty of people willing to lend their helping hands.
I am in my scout uniform because my cub pack contributed to the number of helpers. Washing dishes at my right side is Leia ... a chip off the old block. She was there bright and early with Mom Norie and Pop Hiro.
Norie brought flowers from her garden for me to arrange.
Pine ... Plum in the bud ... Jonquils ... Nandina ... Robai (Wintersweet).
There were also some gigantic needles from a pine donated by Norie's friend. I had never seen such a pine and could not find it in my tree book.
Can't say this is my best arrangement but the best I could do with what I had to work with.
We finished up around noon and took a family picture with the flowers moved to the church lobby before going off in different directions.
Being the "year of the dog", Wumpy, Leia's buddy, had to get into the picture.
Nikko was glad for my return ....
The heater goes on when mom is home, and though it doesn't heat the whole house, Nikko claims the spot that gets the first blast.
Here she sits, waiting for the magic word.
Most of the words she obeys are in english ... things like come, heel, sit, stay, down (or go lie down) off, NO!
But when the word is "wait", it means something good is coming. The magic word is "Itadakimasu" (I am about to partake ... said before taking your first bite).
This dog is hardly starving but perhaps she still remembers her early months in the wild. Any item remotely resembling food is high on her list of attention getters.
Happy Dog Year
From me and Nikko