Of course, it isn't finished yet. It needs two borders, and then it needs quilting and binding. Still, it's a good part of the way there.
Just before sitting down here, I was perusing my stash for something to use for the borders. It has a narrow stop border, pictured black on the pattern. Then it has about a 2-inch outer border. I had a fabric in mind, but then realized I'd used almost all of it in a different project. With so much going on in this piece, I think the outer border should be one that isn't too busy...a tone-on-tone. At least, that was what I told myself until I checked the Fabric Depot website (because I still have money on my gift card) and saw this:
Okay...well that was too cute to pass up. I can use whatever color I want for the stop border. So, there you have it. I'll use that in the outer border and on the back, and I'll pick one of those other colors for the stop border and the binding. I'm so glad we've worked this out together. You guys are alway so helpful.
Today I got my monthly pedicure and then dropped off our ballots in one of the designated ballot boxes. Oregon has vote by mail, which is great. And there are ballot boxes all around the state so you don't even need to use a stamp. Anyway...Mike and I have done our official duty as registered voters in the great state of Oregon. After that, I made a quick stop at the grocery store. I needed to pick up a couple of things for dinner and then I headed off to the dentist to get my new permanent crown cemented on. For what it cost, it really should have a diamond stud, but no dice. All I get is porcelain.
And now I need to get started on dinner. We're actually having leftovers tonight, but tomorrow's dinner has to marinate overnight, and so I need to get that going.
Not much to tell you today since I just ran around, but I wanted to show off my completed stitchery. Tomorrow I'll continue on with the Wind in the Whiskers block I'm working on. I'm still hoping to get the applique finished before the end of the month. Also tomorrow, I'll probably make up a small stitchery I'm doing for a friend. I signed up for a pay-it-forward deal on Facebook, and I'm paying it forward to five friends. Three down, two left to go, and I'll start on one of them tomorrow.
How did your day go today? By the way, did you know it's National Cat Day?
Have you hugged your cat today? Mine get extra kitty treats tonight.