I'm back, just taking a break to let you know I collected two of the three last quilts to be quilted from my wonderful and accommodating Long Arm Quilter, Vivian. Thank my lucky stars she doesn't live far from me.
Vivian did a fantastic job on the quilting and I am a happy quilter, already had the binding for each quilt ready to put on once I got them back. Yesterday after our company left I attached my binding on the smaller quit of the two I picked up and it is now finished and waiting to be packed into my suitcase...This afternoon I will be stitching down the binding for the stretched stars and then all I will have left to do a binding for is my gift to my best friend. Just the many doctors and eye specialists appointments to attend to with my mother before I get to leave, and then before you know it I will be on my way. My dear brother is going to get up and take me early in the morning so that I can catch the 6:30 a.m. bus to the airport outside of Toronto, then I have only to relax and wait out the hours before my flight is called and I am winging across the ocean. To say I am looking forward to this trip is quite the understatement, thank heavens my health is such that I can enjoy every moment of my stay in Holland and really enjoy all of my getting reacquainted time. I have once again been scouring the museum web-sites that I plan on visiting and the little towns and what will be left of the floral gardens. I have all of my electronics ready to go, just need to recharge the computer so that I can use it while waiting out the hours before leaving Canada, and of course the juice to recharge my e-reader, should it be necessary. I think I am all set, and until I actually pack my suitcase and tick of the items on my packing list I won't know for certain, but, there is always something last minute and I will be most fortunate if I escape the "Oh No" I forgot something. So long as I have the major items, well, if I miss something on this side I will just have to buy it on the other side. 24 more sleeps to go and now I am actually anticipating the sleeps. LOL
Right now though I am looking forward to seeing my son, daughter-in-law and the grandchildren. They're stopping off for the night before going on their vacation, the second to last long weekend of summer. I'm excited because I have all of their birthday presents ready for them to unwrap and while I am away I will know I won't be upset for having forgotten someone. My grandson is in the finals of the LaCrosse Tournament, this weekend and I am so crossing my fingers that he and his team will have fun while competing for first place. My daughter-in-law is such a good mum, always with them while they participate in whichever sport of the season they're enrolled in and it is so good to know they are each enjoying their choices, sport, dance, no matter, they do so enjoy it and I am so happy they're getting all of the exercise and expending all of their energies which makes for a good nights sleep for their parents. I remember my son didn't sleep through a single night until her turned 4, oh how I remember those sleepless nights. You can bet my son sleeps very well now.
My break is over, time to get back to finishing the binding on this quilt, once it is done I will be thrilled to share it with you, in the meantime, here is a picture of the little quilt all ready to be placed into my suitcase.
|Binding sort of blends in.|