As of yesterday, seven out of the nine rows have been completed.
I had to stop because I ran out of the white pathway hexies again. This is the second batch of 100 that I've had to prep in the last five days. Obviously math is not my forte because my calculations were way off!
Believe it or not, there are 120 hexies in the pile below.
The flowers have been prepped for ages...all 63 of them. Only 14 remain...but who's counting?
I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel so it's full steam ahead until the finish!
Now for some exciting news.
Two weeks ago when I went to my NSLQS (not-so-local-quilt-shop) to purchase some embroidery thread to complete the machine applique portion of Darlene's mystery quilt, I happened to walk by as the owner Anne was demonstrating one of the Husqvarna machines that she sells in her shop. I made the HUGE mistake of stopping to have a listen.
Before I knew it, I was sitting down...not that I had to be coerced...and playing and having a grand old time.
She made me an offer that I couldn't refuse but I told her that I couldn't commit before talking it over with Mr. Painted Quilt and that I would let her know by the end of the week.
You probably have guessed the rest of the story, huh?
Last Friday, Mr. PQ and I were on our way back to the NSLQS...
and here it is...my shiny, not-a-mark-on-it Husqvarna Sapphire 875.
I will never get rid of my Bernina but I think that Husky Henrietta and I are going to become close friends very quickly. There's still so much that I have to learn because there isn't too much that she can't do and I have to remember to just take my time.
Practice, practice, practice!
In the meantime, we've gone from spring with robins out in the back forty to about six inches of freshly fallen snow yesterday. Even the bluebells that had pushed their way through the ground are now covered with snow. *sigh* But on the bright side, it has started to melt and I'm hoping that it'lll be gone as quickly as it came.
Ollie, Frankie and I say, "Bring on spring!"
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