It is amazing what can be done on a phone call half way around the world!
Tonight my guru-son, Jon, talked me through a switch from Internet Explorer to Google chrome.
All the tabs that had disappeared a week ago have returned
Thanks for all who encouraged me to make the change
As a result, here is one of the pictures I was unable to post earlier in the week.
Sitting among the assorted cats is a little poinsettia I was given as a gift.
Christmas may be past but this little fellow sits on the step tansu in my little greenhouse/bedroom.... guarded by ceramic cats.
Just a week ago, this last cactus that was holding out, began to open. There are still a few buds to go.
Maybe the poinsettia reminded it that the time had come, or perhaps it didn't want to compete with the others ... Who knows, but it certainly is nice to have flowers during the cold grey days.
I asked her for her favorite bible verse and she gave it to me in Afrikaans.
I quilted it into the background in English ... King James version was the closest to the Afrikaans... That is across the top.
The verse in Afrikaans is along the lower half.
I added a narrow red binding.
The size is 29 inches wide and 55 inches long. I think that is a bit large for a wall hanging but I added a sleeve anyway just in case.
It could be used for a table runner or a chair runner. I have not quilted the area around the butterflies. I was thinking of adding vines and leaves using a dark blue thread but one of my friends thought it was just as good without anything more. The batting is #40 thinsulate and since it is made to be used in clothing, it is not likely to shift. The border is just quilted in the ditch around the three-inch floral blocks. The butterflies are quilted with gold metallic thread.
Here is the upper section....
I still have preparations to make for a quilting class I will be teaching
and once all that is ready to go, I will share my wonderful trip today to the Tokyo Dome.
I have had a lot today to make me happy and ending with the photo issue being fixed is only the icing on the cake!