I've been trying to get at least one DWR block hand quilted a day, but most days I feel it is progress if I get any hand quilting done on it. I mostly work on it in the evenings. 21 of 81 blocks are done. The deceiving part is, it feels like it should be over half done, because when I get 4 more done (25 interior blocks), I will only have the 2 outside rows left to do all the way around the quilt. Who knew they would comprise so many blocks? It is coming along, albeit slowly, and it will be worth the effort when it is finished. To me, there is just something special about hand quilted quilts. I am looking forward to putting on the binding. The hardest part is not getting distracted by other projects. And there are other projects that are tempting me.
Otherwise we've been busy with fall ranch work. Weaning calves. Sorting and shipping some cull cows. The saddle time causes my sadly out of shape muscles to protest at the day's end. I'm not getting any younger, that's for sure.
We're still experiencing extreme drought conditions, but no fires in this area (thankfully). We are enjoying cooler temps now, which is nice.
I'd better get back to the quilt. Thanks, Pam, for getting us going. I've enjoyed the posts. We just need a little spurring, prodding, uh, encouragement now and then. (Sorry, I've spent too much time in the cow corral this past week...)