What I haven't done is make much progress on my Interpret This February challenge. I have an idea, but it seems to be taking a long time, and doesn't really thrill me. Maybe there's a connection there.
I also didn't make valentines for my grandchildren. I had an idea, but didn't get to it, and now it's too late. They won't know or care, a commercial card is just as good, but I feel guilty.
I also didn't make a valentine for my mother. Well, I did, and here it is, but it won't arrive in time.
The only reason I post this is that I'm pleased with the solution I worked out as to how to use the slippery, fraying bit of satin as a background. I edge stitched it directly to the Peltex, leaving a bit of an edge. This stabilized it so I could do the applique hearts, which are scraps of kimono silk. Then I painted Fray Check around the edge on the wrong side and trimmed after it dried. No fraying. The edge is a big of cheap synthetic lace with a little glitter to it. It crunched up beautifully with a wide zig-zag and should hide any other tendency to fray. I like that so much, I might even buy more of the stuff!
I also haven't been to the gym for too many days. I'm off there now, and to the grocery, since we're supposed to have lots of snow tonight and tomorrow.
The baby quilt is now finished.
Very unorthodox, yes? My son chose the fabrics, and while he doesn't really know what the parents might like, his guess is probably better than mine. They're a theater couple living in a hip part of Brooklyn, so blue teddy bears didn't seem right. Laurel Burch demon horses it is!