Sunday, July 28, 2013

dream boat

yikes - is it already the end of july?!?
how the heck did that happen?!?

the Old School Saturday Sampler BOM meeting for july was uneventful ... we brought our quilt tops and took them out of our tote bins ready to gloat because we were ahead of the pack and guess what?!?

 NOT ONE of us was asked to show her progress!!!
when i'm NOT prepared, i am always the one who is called upon... 
sigh

this month's assignment is the rest of the top - except for the final border... 

i embroidered a sailing ship designed by Urban Threads...
 those are supposed to be clouds, not waves, cuz it's a dream boat

and added a night sky border all the way around with two stars on the right side so there would be a second star to the right...
faerie frost and glow-in-the-dark stars - and they actually glow!!!

and now we are supposed to put our work in a paper bag and bring it to the next meeting... 

and then hand it off  to have the final border added by another BOMer... 

gulp... 

we've all known this since the beginning of the BOM... 

it was one of the reasons why i chose to work with the neutral shudder colorway...

 i figured it wouldn't matter to me who added the final border because i wouldn't like the quilt anyway... 

but...
yes, there is always a but
i seem to have become emotionally attached to the silly thing...

and now i don't want to pass it on to anyone else...
 yeah... 
um... 
no... 
that is not gonna happen...

i've decided to skip the handing-off part...

4 comments:

Mama Spark said...

Love the embroidery! You know you can always just take the border off if you hate it. Or maybe you and Melissa can just take each other's?

Jennifer said...

I love that ship, it looks like something the Flying Dutchman would have sailed! I'm with Mama Spark on this one, can you and Melissa do each other's borders?

MamaT said...

Don't let anyone else touch it! It's yours to finish!

Thimbleanna said...

I think that's definitely a good plan -- no one would finish off that stunning ship to your satisfaction. It's more likely that they would ruin it!!! ;-D