Posts Tagged ‘celebrate’

Finished Enough to Celebrate

February 14, 2018

Despite an accumulation of small medical woes that have irritated me (who knew toothache could be so debilitating?), I brought two projects close enough to finished that I intend to celebrate.

This is what I made from the collection of blocks I received from The Progressive Party. I decided I didn’t want a classic setting, so I put black strips of varying widths along one side of the blocks. The horizontal sashing includes a flamingo on a skateboard because I found it in my stash and it wasn’t going anyplace else.

The second project is the third novel in the Chenille Series, The Chenille Ultimatum.

Book 3 with Ann Anastasio

In the latest adventure with our quilting heroines, Susan travels to the distant planet of Schtatik to save her mother and daughter, and stop a civil war. You can find it on Amazon here.

Of course, I still have to quilt the top and promote the book, but that is going on another To-Do List. Today’s list is long enough.

Luck and wisdom!

Another Take On Independence Day

July 3, 2013

I will celebrate Independence Day with more than usual exuberance this year. I finished the quilt for my brother’s second grandson, which means I am ready for my trip home next week.

Lani Longshore Avery Longshore's quilt

To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I had the gift quilts ready before a flight someplace. Usually I am stitching the binding while waiting for the final boarding call.

Coincidentally, my Challenge project is mostly finished.

Lani Longshore Challenge project

I would like to do more beading, but the quilt is starting to tell me there are sufficient embellishments right now, thank you very much. My quilts have always told me what they want, but lately they’ve become down right mouthy.

Still, I’m reveling in the unexpected sensation of having things done. I don’t imagine this is what the signers of the Declaration of Independence were feeling, but I think celebrating freedom from the to-do list is a lovely way to enjoy the 4th.