When I had my longarm business, I hated, did you hear me -- I HATED -- when ladies just sewed the borders on and whacked the extra off!!!! Nightmare city! Yes, I know it takes a little time to do it correctly but it is so important. Go to this site to see an excellent tutorial on "how" to measure and put on a border and "how not to" put on a border and see the difference it makes. Not fussing because I no long quilt for the public, but, hopefully, this will help those longarm quilters who do quilt for the public. www.frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com Look for the tutorial on borders.
We have a new "pet". I saw him on the window one morning and I had my husband put him outside. Well, it wasn't "him", it was his mate, or brother, or sister that was put outside. He came out later and I don't have the heart to throw him out in the cold. He (or it) is a little tree frog about the size of a quarter. He was transported into the house when he made a home in my Christmas cactus and that is where he lives. He does come out occasionally and sit on the window seal though and I got this picture:
This love of animals in inherited. My mom passed it on to me.
I have finished Roll, Roll Cotton Boll but I haven't seen the sun in so long and I can't get good lighting to take a picture. That will come later.
All I can say now is "Hurry up, spring!"