We woke up yesterday morning to quite a bit of ice and while it was so beautiful (especially since I didn’t have to get out in it), I just couldn’t get warm. Seems like I’d turn the heat up til I was too hot but as soon as I turned it down just a bit, I was cold. There are just a few things that are on my “gotta have” list for when we buy a house but gas heat might be added to the list. Electric heat . . especially this darned heat pump, just doesn’t feel warm when it’s so blasted cold outside. But, then as I’m sitting here complaining, I remember our ancestors who had to go out and chop wood, and build a fire not only to keep warm but also to cook and warm the water for bathing in those cold, metal wash tubs and maybe I suddenly feel extremely thrilled to have a heat pump that doesn’t keep my house so toasty warm and electric water heaters that run out of water because there’s a teen in the house and then take forever to re-heat.
Anyway, I felt fidgety yesterday — couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do. Vince didn’t come home for lunch due to the weather and as dumb as it sounds, because I’m so set in my ways, that just threw my routine out of whack. Instead of rushing around to get things done so I could get lunch on the table at the right time, I piddled all morning. I did get the cooking done – made chili, an overflowing crockpot of shipwreck stew, potroast with potatoes and carrots, more meatballs and bread. Then I decided a nap might be what I needed but as soon as I got comfy with my quilt, my mind started thinking of things I needed to do so I got up. I finished a sock, started another pair (it didn’t matter that I already had two more started!) and then I finished the binding on this quilt.
I made this top using Tonya’s letters, which you can find over on Bonnie’s Quiltville. I had quilted it before we left Kentucky and had started doing the handwork on the binding but had only done a few inches. This was Vince’s Valentine’s present last year . . even though it wasn’t finished! Here’s the backing, which I love!
I used my favorite batting, Mountain Mist Cream Rose, King Tut thread and quilted it with the Baptist Fans template.