I am trying to go through my "stuff." That means confronting UFOs.
Here is one started in 2008, a Moda U pattern. I don't like anything about it anymore but I did some really nice work on the applique so I hate just throwing it away...but really...I don't want a quilt from these blocks. I guess I should just look at it all as practice and get over it. Very silly to continue to store it when I have so many other projects I would really like to spend my time on.
Goodness knows, I should really spend most of my time quilting the 15 tops I have finished instead of starting anything else. But I am not the quickest quilter...even with a midarm. I just finished stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and stashing when I discovered two lines of bad looping on the backside. Darn! It will be a quick fix...but gosh...I hate tension issues. I know there are a few master longarm quilters who refuse to work with batik backings. I am just stubborn about it I guess but I've had trouble with non-batiks too so I'm going with what I love since I plan to use my quilts on beds.
Meanwhile...McKinley thinks everything I do is wonderful. When you are an empty-nester...you take way too many puppy pictures! My husband has been in Paris since July 31st and he requests daily photos. So just like all those "first day of school" photos I have been seeing on Facebook..I have my puppy bragging photos.
I do have some fun Alaska photos. Both my sons are pilots but one is working this summer flying tourist around Denali park and landing on glaciers around Mount McKinley. Here's the plane he is flying...notice the skiis.
Here's a panoramic photo he got a few days ago. Mount McKinley is in the distance on the right horizon.
He will have a couple of days off and will be back in town. I've been requested to fix dinner for the next few nights. I'm looking forward to seeing him but no idea what to put on the menu plan.