Over two weeks have gone by since I posted last. Since then I have finished the retirement gift, driven to Ohio for a fabulous work conference where the gift quilt was given, saw my 11 year old nephew play baseball for the first time, played catch with my nephew for the first time, run in the Cleveland Half Marathon where I got a new personal best, got to work in my office with all my amazing coworkers, went to see Metric with my 14 year old niece, saw an old friend again after not seeing her for 5-6 years and driven back home where I still have not unpacked everything.
It's been a busy couple of weeks. I have photos of the gift quilt to post once I upload those on Flickr. I am always so harsh on my own work an always point out the flaws but this time I am really trying not to do that. The quilt did turn out well (although a bit narrower than I had planned) and I am pleased with the finished piece. I believe the recipient is also happy with it. Unfortunately I am terribly insecure when it comes to giving things I have made so I begin to doubt myself seconds after being told it is lovely.
This is an unfinished applique bit on the quilt. The book cover is not as horribly crooked as it looks in the photo, I just did not take a good picture. There are 13 flower and book covers on the quilt which I will hopefully post some time in the next week.