Perhaps it's that they are so paintable, but I never seem to finally do them in paint or pastel. Perhaps it's a reminder of the boys in junior school bragging about whose was bigger. Do you remember the ways to make them last in Conkers? Dry them, bake them, soak them in vinegar all to have the title of a six-er or eight-er or more! Wow.
We'll just enjoy them for the moment and not put them through the rigmarole!
I have been trying to make the Nolting work properly for a few days and I think I have succeeded. After a few tweaks this morning I have managed to quilt a whole single top for the lady who holds our sewing group today. Nothing too elaborate, she only wanted stipple which I was more than happy to do on a poorly mid arm!
I also, finally, managed to finish the little panel that I started when we were touring around Spain and Portugal with Elsa and Mike last year! It was a download from Quilting Arts, just something quick (ha ha) to do whilst away.
There are lots of sitting in the back of the car together stitches and sitting by the pool stitches and waiting for dinner stitches and lots of we're not listening to car talk stitches in that little panel.
I'm missing Elsa a lot today.