I always think that there is a beauty to hand-quilting that just can't be duplicated by machine.
I have become a real fan of machine-quilted quilts, made quickly,
to be used with love.......even used UP, with love.
But when it comes to looks alone, there's just something in me that longs to see
that beautiful in-out look of the hand-stitching, as opposed to the flat-line
look of a row of machine-stitches.
If only a machine could leave that little gap between each stitch,
I could let these callouses heal, make a quilt per week (or two, or three.....weeks, I mean) !
Just one more border left to quilt, and I'm on to the binding.
Tomorrow is our local quilter's meeting. I've been back living here for a year, and with one excuse and another, I have yet to get to one of the meetings.
They hold the meeting from 1 to 5 in the afternoon, at the local Senior Citizens' Center. A four-hour meeting makes it seem a little daunting to just 'drop in'.
We'll see if I can dial up my courage tomorrow and see what they're all about. I have such a LONGING to connect with someone IN PERSON (again) that loves to do this crazy stuff like I do !
OUTLAWS, I miss you TERRIBLY !
Go with me in spirit.......'kay?