IN WHICH THE THIRD BORDER OF SWEET SURRENDER IS COMPLETED!
ONE MORE TO GO!
Then I will work on leaves and some dots-I don't think too many are needed-just enough to make it interesting. And then the quilting. I choose this fabric for the backing:
The circles are 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. It is a fun fabric and will mix nicely with the quilt given the black and white background and modern look. I searched high and low for a white with a black scroll look but could not find it in a wide backing. I felt an unseamed piece of fabric would be best for this quilt. Given this quilt's tendencies toward bias and waffles, I wanted as much stability as possible and a solid piece of fabric seemed to fit.
There is not a lot to say about this quilt that I haven't said before so I am going to move on to:
A NEW RIGHT EYE!
Cataract surgery is a modern miracle! I was in and out in an hour so it was fast also! My husband puts eye drops in my eye 4 times a day and that is the only inconvenience.
The most interesting thing is the difference between my two eyes. Through the left eye, I see a world colored with a yellow glow. There is no pure white with this eye but only a pale creamy color to stand in for white. Vision is rather like watching a sepia toned movie but with yellow tones instead of browns.
The right eye sees pure light! This must be how children see the world. It is very amusing to switch back and forth between the eyes to have different colored worlds! Though the left eye will be re-lensed soon and I will lose the ability to have dual vision.
MY DAUGHTER IN INDIA
I love this photo! My daughter is the one holding the dog while riding on her friend's scooter. Her main focus is writing and studying yoga but she also tutors ESL, helps other writers with translations, and teaches sutras. She also does humanitarian work with impoverished children and, as seen in the above photo, helps dogs. She and her friend find the dogs and then take them for neutering and inoculations to keep down populations and improve their lives.
She says one has to be on alert when walking with shopping bags. There are monkeys hanging out on the streets who will leap on your shoulders and head, grab the sunglasses or scarf off your head and run off. The monkeys then proceed to bargain, offering to trade your purloined possession for perhaps a banana from your shopping bag. They are true to their word and will return your possession after this bit of blackmail.
YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN
Wonderful additions to your stroll through town:
Before and After
That's all for this week. Happy quilting to you until we met again!
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Patchwork Times, Em's Scrapbag,
Esther's Wow, Let's Bee Social,