Every time I look at this, the colors make me so happy.
Christmas Wishes is also complete. I was trying and trying like a mad person to finish this one before the guild's Christmas party. It was quilted and unquilted twice during the great machine drama of '012. Well, it wasn't finished for the party but I brought it anyway. The binding was about 1/2 sewn on. I love the wavy border. I ended up quilting it with a walking foot. I may eventually try some free motion on it but for now I call it complete.
These are the flowers that will eventually be on some of our quilt show ribbons. Some of my color choices are a little non-conventional but I think they're going to be beautiful. These freaking things take 30 minutes per flower to assemble just the top of the ribbon. I had no idea how labor intensive this was going to be. That 30 minutes doesn't count cutting and sewing the pieces. Now I've got to make the tails and put the whole thing together. Thank goodness a group of ladies came forward to help out. We're making 12 sets of 3. I would have lost my mind. As a side note, I really want to win second place so I can have that red gingham flower :)
Oh, and get this, I've been mailing a card to my grandmother-in-law to the same address for 20 years. This year, it was returned stamped with no such number. Really? How? Then my father-in-law tells us he doesn't think that's her address. He doesn't mail things, he just goes there. So, have they been delivering it because they know where I meant to send it? Or, has it not been delivered for 20 years? Mystery.