Thursday, September 25, 2014

Life is 'Tweet, almost complete

Life is 'Tweet arrived in New Hampshire yesterday. Because I'll be moving in a week I won't be able to work on finishing it any time soon, but I am excited to do so.  I have to figure out what I want to do with the binding. I don't really want it to be a color, and I don't want it to be white (been there, done that), so I am thinking of mostly white with little color accents every so often, all around the quilt.  I'll try it out and decide, but in the meantime I can think about it.  Sometimes I think it's a good idea to NOT be able to work on something. It forces you to give more thought to it, and also provides the opportunity to come up with more, different, and better ideas. The first idea is generally pretty standard, and we all know I don't do "normal."  If you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

It's getting to be crunch time for the big move. I've got all the big stuff packed. I've got the contents of all cabinets, bookcases, bureaus, desks and drawers packed. I've got a travel bag ready, and have plans for what to do in each of the last days leading up to the move itself.  I don't know if I'll be posting much, but I'm not going far and I will be back soon. I promise to give you all a full report of the process! The sewing room will be one of the FIRST things I set up in the new place. I can't wait. I've been away from the sewing machine for far too long.

The Black Box quilt will be traveling to the Des Moines AQS show. If you go to the show I'd love it if you could send me a picture of yourself with the quilt.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Perhaps this is a perfect quilt for some piping . . . the quilting texture is just fabulous!

Hang in there -- you and Millie will be just fine (even if it might not feel that way during some of the moments).

New sewing studio - WOOT!!

Pat said...

I love this quilt! Big Bird on the left looks like he is holding a town hall meeting. :D

Good luck with your move. I know it is exciting and exhausting but you'll be settled soon and back to normal. I haven't moved for thirty years and expect to do so next year so I'm really watching your progress with interest.

Exuberant Color said...

I think your idea for the binding of mostly white with just little shots of color sounds good.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a happy quilt, and the quilting is a delight to see. Hope your move goes well.

Megan said...

The quilt looks sensational Lynne.

Thinking of you and Millie during the lead-up to the move. I hope it all goes smoothly.

Sydney, Australia

Derby, Ducky said...

The first thing is getting Miss Millie settled.

Ellen Thompson said...

My husband and I started decluttering two years ago after my son and his gf moved their stuff out; empty space was such a good thing we decided we wanted more of it! now we are in good shape to move 'just in case'.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Life is Tweet is amazing, the quilting elevates an already fabulous quilt to an entirely new level! Remember to breathe, life will be tweet (and more relaxed) for you again very, very soon!