Still here …

Our house is no longer a home. Staged for selling, family photos removed, extraneous artwork banished, all signs of (real) human habitation hidden from sight …

Including stitch, which has been tucked away. Until I couldn’t stand it anymore. But since I can’t bear the thought of getting out everything needed to finish the edges (and having to put it all away each time we have a showing), I’m just shadowing motifs on P’s coverlet …

Thanks Jude …

Patchplay

The pieced top for Parker’s coverlet is done …

It is 42 x 62 inches, pin-basted to an inner layer of double-weave gauze and a simple backing of white muslin.

I’m lap quilting it with a single strand of white DMC …

Basting it really, until the running stitches can be teased out to make way for new stitching during Nana “naps” with P.

And here I pause to imagine how a moon or some stars might make their way onto that patch of indigo blue … and so much more beyond that …

Addendum

In response to Dee’s comment, here’s a P selfie of an outfit that definitely sparked the gleam …