On my design wall today is a major accomplishment...
I have finished my "Journey of a Quilter" top (pattern by Leanne Beasley). I had decided it needed a border, but couldn't find just the right one, and I finally did!
I'm not sure about the border size, but I have learned that it is easier to hand quilt with a large border on the edges to help fasten the quilt into the hoop. I might trim it down at the end. Can't wait to get quilting my journey! The construction of the top took 5 years...how long will the quilting take?!? I don't care...it's a great journey and it takes as long as it takes!
To see snips of other quilters' journeys today, hop over to Patchwork Times.
Grieving and sad moments are part of the life journey too. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. If you are interested in "the wave of light", you can light a candle at 7 pm tonight - click here for more information. I will be lighting this candle to commemorate my first baby miscarried January 8, 1990. This is the cross stitch memorial I made in 2000. And I'm sending this photo along to Emily to encourage her in her journey. It doesn't take much to share a little light!