Restoring Ms Franklin
Fussy Crumb Blocks became a bit - uh, complicated. No. Not complicated. Way too busy. 4 rows of 6 1/2" FCBs are in the process of being de-frogged. Or is it Unfrogged? Or is it...unsewed? And Crumb Blocks (without the fussy cut center) are in the works also. Goal: sash each FCB and each CB with a not-very-wide sashing. 2"? - Maybe.
Then the Squirrel Moments came in....and Ms Franklin needed a bit more attention.....which happened right in the middle of the FCBs and CBs. Squirrel Moments can happen any time, anywhere.
What started out as - let's just strip the base. Nope. She needs to be stripped completely. I still am finding it fascinating. So many layers of paint - and despite the numerous cleanings - grime and dirt. Have given some thought to paint her RED. That is a long way down the road though.....
As to Tax Time.... I have my quilting passion, DH has a passion for chess....and for 15 years or so, the Dayton Chess Club has been alive and well. Profit? Not much - if any - but alive and well. And taxes? Oh boy. Enough said.
Now to go unsew a few more FCBs. I actually am enjoying the process.