I basically added piano keys for the outer border using the extra strings, of all different widths. I hope you like it. I am bringing it to Sunriver on Saturday to delivery to my fabulous machine quilter, Sandy Lachowski of Bend, OR.
On another note, while I was at the cleaners last week, I overheard a woman begging the owner to try to fix the waistband of her most favorite pjs in the whole world. She looked close to tears!! So, always a sucker to repair clothing and such, I met her outside and offered to take care of her problem. Here are the before and after photos! I like how they came out.
She was so happy that she gave me a shirt that she loves that is in need of some serious TLC that she asked me to mend as well!! Seriously...do I need to take in mending? I've got too many quilt projects waiting. I was too surprised to say no. But she did mention she has PILLOW CASES she can't live without that need some work as well...I think I will draw the line on that, though!
Mark and I had the good fortune this weekend to have our darling grandson Ryan to ourselves all day Sunday and we took him to the local park where they were playing music. We got him ice cream (I didn't get a picture of him stepping into the ice cream cup, though) and really enjoyed the afternoon. Here is a picture of him with Mark's hat!