Done, done, done!*
Here it is.
And my room is cleared of blue and white threads, scraps, bits of batting and fluff. The floor is swept, and I’ve cleaned my sewing machine of a huge cloud of lint – it’s worked hard in the last couple of months. I’m going to take a bit of a break from quilting for a few days. Time to think about something else for a few days, give my back and hands a rest.
I’m happy to see it go, for several reasons: having made this pattern 4 times now, it’s not a fresh challenge; I don’t become emotionally attached (luckily!); and I enjoy finishing and sending out something that will give someone else so much pleasure. Plus it clears the decks for the next big thing. More on that another time.
Best of all, I’m done in loads of time for the birthday!
*For the non-Australians, this is based on the Aussie sports chant “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi!”, frequently heard at international rugby and cricket matches… (By the way, did you notice I didn’t do a single gloat about the England – Australia Rugby World Cup match result?)