I guess it's a good thing that we didn't have any big plans for today because it is raining cats and dogs. We will be eating supper at my in-law's house because my MIL was discharged from the hospital this afternoon. She called us Tuesday morning and asked for a ride to the ER. It's a good thing she did because this lovely lady has a serious case of colitis!
But she is looking and sounding good, and I'm sure she's happy to be home. She still has a lot of treatment ahead of her, but we hope the worst is over.
I thought of Kathy B this week because the nurses at the hospital were wonderful. They really took care of my MIL emotionally and physically.
I have an FO to show her today:
This little quilt is made from the scraps leftover from the quilts I made at a workshop last summer. It took a year to hand-quit because those colored fabrics are painted with acrylic paint. It turns out to be very hard to get a needle through a good layer of paint. Those fabrics are definitely more suited for machine quilting! I'm glad I stuck with it, but next time I'll use thinner fabrics.
In fact, I'm going to hand-quilt this mini-quilt when I finish piecing it:
The pink and green squares are some of the fabrics that I sun-printed. I used Dynaflow, which I think is technically an acrylic paint, but it is very thin and I can get a needle through it easily.
I hope you have having a lovely Fourth of July. I celebrated as I always do -- by listening to the NPR staff read the Declaration of Independence on Morning Edition. They do a great job of bringing the document to life. In these turbulent times, it is worth going back and remembering why this country was formed.