I’ve finally gotten around to writing up the finishing directions. You can download the Longmeadow – FINISHING DIRECTIONS here. The quilt as a whole will be taken down on April 1st and sold in the shop as a complete pattern after that. So get it while you can!
I had an absolute blast in Tennessee. The countryside is so beautiful. Trees were blossoming everywhere and all the hills were green and lovely. Not to mention the fact that I got to see my daughter and her family. It was a heaven-blessed trip and Tennessee has officially been put on the “Possible Places to Retire” list. We visited the quilt store recommended by Tosha (thank you!!) in the comments and it was jam-packed with fabric and had so many books that I could’ve spent all day just perusing the library! Every quilt book imaginable was on those shelves!
As for Clarksville, I’ve never seen so much brick in my life and I adored it. We were about 99 miles from Paducah, KY, and I kick myself now that we didn’t take an extra day to go out that way and explore. I’ve always wanted to see it.
On Thursday night, My sweetie and I watched our granddaughter so that the kids could go out on a real date (their first since her birth). At 15 months, she is constant movement. I found myself saying to my daughter the very same thing my mother-in-law used to say to me. “I don’t know how you do it!” I had five kids then and I used to laugh when she’d say that to me because she herself raised 6 kids, having the first when she was 35 and the last when she was 45. I think of myself having a baby now at 48, and I think I’d collapse. I just don’t have the energy to run around after toddlers anymore. lol. It was pure exhaustion for 2 hours that night. She was a good baby, though and didn’t cry much. But we were all three relieved when the kids came home to take over.
I have a lot of stitching to catch up on, but am having a hard time finding the motivation to do so. I’ve been a hand-applique snob for years, but really want to give invisible machine applique an earnest try. But, since I’m scared that it will turn out terrible, I keep putting it off and putting it off and getting farther and farther behind. lol. Didn’t know I was such a chicken. I’m going to just jump in one of these days. What’s the worst that could happen? Wait! Don’t answer that. lol