Who knows, if I can figure out how to start my mom's computer, I may have internet access through her wi-fi by late evening tomorrow, if I'm there by then. It's a 14 - 16 hour drive provided there are no weather issues, and provided my tires don't decide to blow out on me at any point. I realized too late today, and my plan is to leave no later than 3:00 a.m., that they have over 80,000 miles on them and are six years old but still have tread and are not showing the time-to-replace bars though there are tiny visible cracks all over the sides! I will get new tires when I'm up there, if I can find something other than snow tires, lol. I hope I'm not testing the Lord by waiting.
Back to Celtic Solstice and quilts. When I began putting on the first (inner) border, I kept thinking to myself that I really disliked adding borders. Isn't that strange? I don't recall ever feeling that way about borders before. I'm not sure why I felt that way. They weren't hard to do, and everything lined up reasonably well.
|Draped over stair railing. Not able to get a complete shot.|
Adding the second border, the inner pieced one wasn't too difficult either, and by then that initial feeling of not liking to add borders wasn't quite as strong.
|Also draped over the railing, but taken from the opposite side which is at the top of the stairs with me backed into a bedroom doorway..|
|Oh, Flame was watching Eleanor Burns while I was putting on borders :) She's really my quilty cat more than Raven.|
I found I was almost enjoying adding borders by the third and final one. When I chose the specific fabric for the outermost border, I wasn't necessarily crazy about it but it seemed to be the best one overall to go with the greens already in the quilt (including a few pieces of the border fabric) and frankly, I really like it now that it's on.
And so, my Celtic Solstice top is finished. It will join the ranks of other UFO's for a time.