I feel... accomplished. If a little klutzy. More about that second one in a minute. First - the accomplished feeling.
I've fiinally finally finally finished Little Moo. Here's a pic of it on the floor at work, bound and everything. The quilting that really shows up here is the sky - it makes the clouds look a very puffy! (And the tree quilting shows a little... that's cool!) I'll get a close-up of the fence rail in a few seconds here... hang on.... The funny thing is, now that I am completely done with Little Moo here, I don't really like it. It's not bad, it's not hideous... I even like parts of it. The sky quilting I like. The fences I like. I even do think he's relatively cute, for a cow. But.... overall.... I just don't like it. Which all in all is a bit of a shame. I suspect the problem lies in that Little Moo was my first real applique, and it was a bit of a learning curve. I could probably remake it a lot faster than the first go-round, should I ever be so inclined. And because the top frustrated me, it took me FOREVER to quilt it. But, it's done now, and I can step away from it for a while. See how I feel about it later on.
So anyway, there's Little Moo, aka Texas Daycare, all done. Hooray! I do feel a sense of accomplishment in finishing him up. And a close-up of the fence that surrounds him. Copper embroidery floss and brown thread to make a barbed wire fence!
The other thing I finished was another Hexen. I like the proportions of this one better, so I will run with it on my bed-sized project, I think. This will definitely be an ongoing project (of course, I thought that with Crazy Diamonds, too, and that top is already done)! The quilting on it is a simple swirl kinda thing radiating out from the center. Now... on to the real thing!! Time to start ploughing through my fabrics and seeing what I can make! I should really decide if I want a common background or not. It might look more unified if I did, but it would be much more in keeping with ME if it didn't.
As for the klutzy.... about 9 months ago, maybe a little less, I did something to my ankle. No biggie. It hurt, it swelled, it got over it. In the last month or two it's been getting a little worse and aching a lot. No clue what I did originally, since I was deep in fair, and it stopped hurting. But I turned it recently, and I think it did something. Because one of the things I did last night was try to set up BST for quilting. I tweaked my ankle AGAIN whilst trying to do that. So... fun fun. It REALLY hurt last night. REALLY. So I am wearing a brace on it today and seriously considering going to a doctor about it. I did not get BST ready, either, which annoyed me.
But tonight there is a wedding, and I will not wear the brace for that. Nope. Uh-uh. Refuse. I'm already going to look silly (from my perspective. I don't dress up much, so when I do, I feel weird).
And this weekend.... well, I got myself a new peg loom. It's three feet long. I'm either going to make a rug or a shawl. I haven't quite decided which one, but I will make something. And sew some more. Hooray!!!