The very morning the boys left, I lost a contact down the drain. Yah, sure, I took the drain apart, and found it... in pieces. And had to break out my back-up glasses. And helloooo? The 80's called, and they'd like those frames back. That was the era of big hair, big shoulders, and big glasses. Lovely. I dug deeper and found one, lone, ancient contact lens. Not sure if it was even the right lens (my eyes are different) I popped it in and headed for the eye doc, feeling like Mr. Magoo. Long story short, I just picked up my new contacts AND new glasses. (Thanks, honey, it's been a spendy week :D)
Meanwhile, during the interim I really wasn't seeing quite clearly, and just sitting and sewing for hours on end made my head spin. (Well, that might happen regardless... right?) But I finally finished, and...
This is just the top, before I quilted it. I spared no expense on my display apparatus ;D
And, here it is, quilted and bound.
I backed it with... (*gasp*)... a turquoise sheet. (Purists, don't judge.)
I love the big yellow stars :D
I didn't really have a clear vision for how I wanted to quilt it, *ahem*, so we'll call the quilting "organic" and "modern", rather than crooked, okay?
And there are all kinds of little oopsies, like this thread loop. Maybe a couple more runs through the wash will wiggle that around. Or maybe not.
And just for fun... a view from the back before I quilted it. Love the stained glass effect.
Some people are really brilliant at coming up with clever names for the quilts they make, but I'm at a loss, here. Seasonal Affective Disorder Antidote doesn't really have the snappy wit I'm looking for, y'know? I'm just glad it's finished!