A few days ago, by friend Beth called to say she finished quilting the Mystery Quilt that I put together right before Christmas. This is the quilt that I used a lot of really old fabric in. As in 20 years or more. It's such a good feeling to get some of that fabric used up! The mystery quilt project is called Carolina Christmas, which is why I kept with the Christmas theme because of my large green and red stash that needed to be thinned out. Beth did a fabulous job on this quilt, making it look far nicer than it did in it's pre-quilted state. It's a large (queen) quilt, so it was much more than I was willing to take on in my little sewing machine.
The only new fabric in this quilt was the gold squares. I tried and tried to find something that would work out in my stuff, but everything looked tired and dingy, so I compromised on that fabric.
I bound this quilt with the only fabric used that I had enough of, the microcheck green and black (so 80's, and so country). I was happy to use it here, because I most likely will never use it anywhere else.
Beth used a nice gold thread in the quilting. I love this quilt. But what am I going to do with it? I'll pull it out each Christmas, I guess.
Last weekend, Andy and I drove to Las Vegas, drove to the airport to pick up Heather, and the next evening we went here.
It was such a good show! Just Garth Brooks and his guitar. What talent. Trisha Yearwood sang a few songs with him as well, so we really enjoyed the show. And, I played at the Black Jack tables for the first time (with Heather's guidance), didn't embarrass myself too much, and didn't lose much money. We had fun playing the penny slots, and eating way too much food. It seemed like the weekend was over before it started!