Done and done

The second cataract surgery went well(ish) yesterday. Everything’s fine now, but ’twas uncomfortable for a time.

More important, Remember 2016 is now complete, front and back …

I stitched a white flannel backing to the pieced front using two strands of Deb Lacativa’s magical floss, running the stitches to the right side of each patch, zigging and zagging as I went, then running along the bottom of each patch …

which left a wonderfully random pattern on the b-side …

The raw edges of the flannel were turned under, stitched through to the front along the edge, then hemmed and finally secured with a second line of running stitch that did not go through to the front …

Which is probably only clear to me, but I’m recording it here so I can reference it later as needed. I even managed to sorta miter the corners …

And called it done.

Eureka!

Yesterday I finished stitching the small cloths to the flannel …

then turned it over to the b-side …

The spiral made my day …

stitched freehand, the only guide being my “rule of thumb” …

I woke up this morning thinking, “now what?” And found an answer over at Spirit Cloth, that led to this “eureka moment” on paper …

I’m ready to go now.