It's not a "real" finish, but I'm not caring. It's a top, and it's finished. And it's huge. We're good.
Sorry for the washed out picture. It was literally rain or shine today, so I took my chances.
And I figured out where my sew-jo went. Well, two possible culprits. The first: a messy sewing room. Seriously. Wreck of the Hesperus quality. (My mom wasn't the only one who used that term growing up, did she?)
Second: I left some at the gym. I've started working out more, and I'm putting a lot of effort.
And third (I said three right? :): I just want to finish something. I'll get one more finished, but that leaves way too many to go. As I mentioned on a friend's blog, I don't need to rent the longarm, I need to rent childcare. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a quilting place like the gym, where you could drop your kids off while you quilted? I would LOVE that!
I fixed the first one. Sewing room got cleaned and somewhat organized.
The second, well, nothing can be done about that. It's a priority right now, so I'll let it suck the sewing motivation right out of me.
As for the third, well, what to do? Can't leave the kids home alone right now. Life is intensifying for the law student and it won't let up until August, after he takes the bar. I can't afford to pay a sitter for 3-4 hour stretches. Wish I could offer someone I know a free quilt in exchange for babysitting!
Any ideas? Wish I had a friend to swap with. I'd gladly watch someone's kids for a few hours while they garden or scrapbook or do whatever they like in exchange for some bi-weekly quilting. Is that too much to ask?