Hmmm... I was merrily stitching my happy little Jane blocks together when all of a sudden I noticed something funny. Yup! I must have been daydreaming about my next potholder quilt (already in the planning stage) because I just kept stitching right around the corner.
Now, when anyone asks me how these potholder quilts hold up over time, I can tell them it takes a lot of effort to "unstitch" them!!! This is how the row should look!!
It reminded me of when my daughter was around 6 years old (almost 30 years ago), we used to volunteer in a nursing home. One day we were making some 4-patches with some ladies and one lady did exactly as I just did. My daughter said "Mummy, shouldn't I tell her?" I explained that as long as she was happy with what she was doing, that all would be fine. Funny how life's lessons continue forward! Although I can't say I was all that happy to have to unstitch it, I did have a good laugh!
I actually had a hard time starting to stitch the rows together. I was having a good time just playing with the little blocks. This is the last look at them in their infant stage. Now they will all be grown up into rows.
On an "unquilty" note. Google says it is the 155th anniversary of the pony express. It reminds me of how much we, as humans, owe to the horse. One of my favorite poems, says a lot about the service of these magnificent animals:
Look back on our struggles for freedom
Draw our present day strength to its source
And you'll find that the pathway to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse.
A big thank you to all the 4 legged friends I have loved.