1. The beautiful picture in my head of my finished quilt may not necessarily be the best and only option.
2. My fabric/pattern choices are not crap most of the time, and I need to embrace this.
My mum popped by one day and saw the fabric, not the quilt top, and said she really liked it, so that was the incentive to finish it and give it to her for her birthday. Unfortunately all that procrastinating earlier meant that it was a rush to get it finished. I was very lucky to find someone who could quilt this for me at short notice, so that it was ready for my mum's birthday last week.
I chose a simple all over quilting pattern to compliment the floral shapes in the fabric.
My mum loved it and has put in an order for a matching quilt for my dad. I have picked out all the more masculine patterns from the range and have chosen a different pattern design. I'll start it sometime between now and next year, when I get my quilting mojo back again.
Much to my surprise, my sister loved it too and has asked me if I could make her a quilt for her **th birthday. I have two years to finish that.
In other news, I couldn't resist a couple of bargains. The first one is so cute, however it's knit your own dog, not crochet your own dog. I'm either going to have to knit again or try and use the patterns to crochet dogs, yeah I can really see that happening! But they are soooooo cute!!!!!!
The second one is 125 Japanese Quilt Blocks, absolutely fabulous blocks in this book but it will probably take me years to be proficient enough to make any of them. In the mean time I can dream about them.
Update on the puppy.
It chewed through Bitchypoo's phone charger cord so she has had to buy a new one. Hmmmmmmmm.
The next one comes under the heading eeeeeeeeeewwwwwww.
I have stood in dog poop ( bare feet) three times so far, not happy. Mrs P has suggested that it could possibly be an as yet undiscovered miracle ingredient in keeping looking skin youthful. In that case my feet should look like a 20 yr olds. Until I know this for sure I will be looking at the floor at all times when walking.
ETA - Today we only had a few mms of rain, but from Friday afternoon to yesterday afternoon we had 328mm of rain (just under 13 inches),..........we are still here!!!