|Emma Jane hiding under my desk in a thunderstorm|
After a few particularly loud booms of thunder she peed all over the sofa. And the ottoman. And the Hooterville quilt that I was in the middle of hand quilting while watching a Tudors marathon (Netflix streaming) on Saturday. Oh Emma......King Henry the 8th was about to marry his 500th wife and now I have to pause the show for dog pee clean up! Don't worry.....I wasn't mad at her. I know she was terrified and she was found "not guilty by reason of insanity".
Fortunately, everything is now free of dog pee (thank you to whoever invented slipcovers!) and I learned that a hand appliqued and partially hand quilted quilt with NO binding on the edges will survive an adventure in the washing machine with Woolite and the Delicate Cycle and will come out smelling like flowers on a spring day....not dog pee.
So, as I waited for Hooterville to air dry I desperately needed something for my bored little fingers to do so I quickly sandwiched the Little Lady quilt.....
And started hand tying the quilt with my loyal assistant Daisy who loves to help me by unwinding the spool of Perle Cotton. She's good at things like that. And I am absolutely loving how this quilt looks with hand ties - so poofy and snuggly and warm and inviting!
|Daisy guarding my quilt as I hand tie it|
P.S. The Tudors is an AWESOME show. I highly recommend it. But it's not something you can watch with kids around!
P.S. #2 My walls aren't bright, neon yellow like they look in the photo above. They're actually a warm golden color with a hint of terra cotta. Sherwin Williams calls it Ambitious Amber but I think it should be renamed "Golden Retriever Fur" or "Warm Tuscan Sunshine." I'm going to use that color for my dollhouse French Winery because it looks so good on my walls. You should always test a color on your real walls before you use it in your dollhouse!
P.S. #3 Please excuse the poor picture quality. It's hard to get good pics in bad thunderstorm lighting.
P.S. #4 We have a little bit of the Little Lady fabric collection left.