I can't sleep! So I thought I would blog. I don't like this spring ahead deal. I'm ok in the fall but now it is difficult. I want to let you all know that I appreciate your input into my quilt for a Veteran. I decided to go with no additional border and I really like how it came out. It is a small quilt and can be used for someone in a wheel chair or a lap or something. I used the other fabric for the back.
Here you can see what I did for the back. I needed just a little more width so I pieced a RWB strip in the center. I like how this came out too.
I also wanted to take just a minute more before I head off to bed to tell you guys that you are the BEST!! I struggled with my decision all weekend, knowing it was the right one but not wanting to leave on such a bad note. All your kind words helped me to ease into a new comfort zone and begin to heal and move forward. I took your advice about new things too and began another quilt. As I said someone I work with is expecting their first baby. They are doing a nautical theme in the baby's room. I had just seen the cutest sail boat pattern recently and thought to myself, "Self, I wish I had someone to make that for". So I cut it out, I have all the smaller boats sewn. There is one larger boat in the center and I think I will use U of M fabric for the boat so need to get that from my friend Robin tomorrow at work. So all in all I sewed 18 boats today! One of the best parts is that I used fabric totally from my stash to make this quilt!
My DH and I are working on a new budget in preparation for retirement (YIPEE). This means some serious belt tightening to eliminate all debt except for the mortgage. We hope to be debt free in another 4 years if we can stick to the plan. I think I will be shopping the stash more frequently now! Anyone else out there working on something like this too? Any pointers (besides the obvious, don't spend money and pay off your credit cards). Any books or resources you might recommend? Well off to bed with me, have a pleasant evening!