I finished this Pineapple blossom floppy, of Bonnie's design, several years ago, and I finally had the opportunity to get it finished. It is a bright quilt that is quite cheery. I had fun quilting it with my "hearts' afire" pattern- also known as heart burn! Oh, it's a cinch to quilt- just flames with the occasional double heart thrown in. The binding is made from scraps of other bindings- getting to be a signature move of mine. I kinda like using up the little remnants of leftover quilt binding instead of letting them languish in a drawer. I suppose I could use them as strips, but then I would have to un-iron them and that just goes against the grain.
Next, is a picture of my lovely new countertop in my new dining room. Hubby did good, did he not? I wanted this in here so that when we have big meals(OK most meals fall in this catagory!) or parties, we could just set the hot dishes on the counter as a buffet. We still need to seal it, but it is coming along nicely. Bill has to retreive our scaffolding from a friend in order to finish the drywall, and then I will be able to paint and finish the wood floor. Darcie gave me a wallhanging and we have been using the earthy colors of her hand dyed fabrics as a palette for our painting- terracotta and strange pinkish peach color(which I love!) in the kitchen and then it will be rusty red and khaki in the dining room. The ceiling will have to be blue, however. Just cause I can.
I am feeling somewhat better as I have been on an antibiotic for a couple days for the sinus infection and double ear infection I was struggling with. I hate to take more meds than I am already taking, but sometimes ya gotta give in and bite the bullet. Or the Z pack as the case may be. So I am hoping to be able to smell and taste food soon. The weather has moved to the chilly side and I am going to rescue a few lilac blooms for the table. Not that I can smell them, but they sure are pretty.