A big cheer went up here on the day I shipped off the quilts for Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by the Story of the Lowell Factory Girls. I worked doggedly to get nine quilts/projects done for the deadline. But I only finished eight. The ninth was not done. My sense of triumph was tinged with a bit of disappointment. But Donna, my editor assured me that eight was quite enough for a book. But you haven't seen this ninth quilt, I thought. It really fits with the story we are telling in the book.
But luck was on my side. The photographer wasn't available until December 9th. Is this an odd coincidence? Quilt number nine, Dec. 9?? Donna told me get it done and to her before Dec 9 and it's in the book.
Although #9 was not done, I eked out some here any there over the Thanksgiving holiday. When the family was in watching football, I was in my sewing room. When everyone was sleeping in the day after Thanksgiving, I was up early making the binding. Here's a picture that shows where I was.
So today after my daughter headed home to San Diego with her cute little dog Jack riding shotgun, I sewed the binding to the quilt. Tonight I'll sit in front of the TV with Oliver and watch our favorite shows that all seem to be on Sunday night and sew down the binding, add a label and a hanging sleeve.