My trip this week was not meant to be. I did my part. The airline cancelled my flight, and because I’m not gold-diamond-platinum-special, they wouldn’t put me on another airline. So, I had them bring me home. But, even that was long and drawn out.
I understand business. I know that things happen. But, I felt like they kept us in the dark. Every hour, on the hour, they delayed the flight by another hour. But nobody came out and told us. We only found out when one of us went to the monitor and saw the delay and came back and told the rest.
Anyway, by mid afternoon, when they cancelled, there just weren’t any flights left that would get me there. Not even with an extra stop.
And, there were some very angry and aggressive people at that gate. I pulled my smile out of my pocket and I called a customer service rep and I was polite and understanding and friendly and she got me on a flight to Austin. BUT, my travel woes weren’t over. There was bad weather north of Austin. Dallas is also north of Austin. So, we went to west and then south and then we went East, and finally, north to Austin. My 27 minute flight took an hour and a half.
But, I was home by bedtime.
So, how about a quilt picture to cheer me up.
Around the border, here are the leaves.
There were questions about the paper marking.
Here, you can see the needle punched paper on the left. I’ve pinned it to the quilt, and quilted along the lines. Then, I tear the paper away and that leaves the quilting.
I had planned to fill in the background with filler, but now that I’m seeing it, I’m not sure i want to. One of the main purposes of that filler was to quilt the quilt in an equal density over the whole thing so it would lay flat. But, just this much quilting brought the border into control and it’s nearly flat. I can block the rest out after the quilt is washed. I’m going to try an eighth inch outline around the leaves, but I don’t know. There are a couple of places that might need a leaf or two to fill an empty space, and there’s a short section where the backing shows around the fold…oops! But, I might be about done.
Everybody have a great Tuesday. Lane