Another UFO quilt finished this past week. This half square triangle quilt was a bear to machine quilt. I had debated if it needed borders to square up the quilt, decided against it.... much to my dismay while machine quilting this monster. Half square triangles are cut on bias (something that should of been glaringly obvious to me) and anything sewn on bias MOVES, a lot. Lordy, quilting this quilt was like trying to herd cats to stay in a straight line. I could only quilt a couple of rows then remove the quilt , re-stretch and pin, repeat and repeat for two-three days. Finally ready for the binding....first few stitches and the machine broke big time. Took over an hour to release fabric that was jammed between needle and bobbin case. Next day machine went to the Chet, my machine fix it man! Binding was put on using one of my Bernina machines. All done and quilt is beautiful draped over the back of a couch.
We have been cold and getting snow as of late and loving it. Well, maybe not Sadie, our mini doxie. She does not enjoy any kind of cold weather. Presently she is under a quilt on the couch snoring away where she will be the remainder of the day.
It's been a rough week here. My daughter's beloved's dog will be put down Saturday morning, he has CA and nothing is to be done for Wendell.
This is the part about having animals, (dogs), that I hate!!! We have had to put down 3 well loved pets and it is always so painful. Now, to watch the pain my children are experiencing putting down their beloved animals is almost too much ;-[