Fly Away Home came home from the quilter earlier this week and it's sitting in the corner waiting to be bound. This is a busy week and then we'll have the Cookie Bakeoff and hopefully put up the tree on the weekend, so I won't get at it 'til at least next week. The waiting is killing me.
That doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking about it though. Because there is so little backing fabric I've been thinking of self-binding it. I found this tutorial but I'm going to take another look at how much I have to play with. If I can trim two inches all around, and keep my fingers crossed just so, I should be able to make a traditional binding. It won't be on the bias, but it will have to do. That's next week's puzzle.
In the interim, I've made and finished off another half dozen birds - I needed to replace a few for Anne that she graciously gave up so that they could be sold to someone else at the bazaar. I've made so many of them now that I think that, given how they seem to be multiplying, they might be related to the rabbit family :).
For some time now I've commissioned one of the red birds into acting as a pincushion. It's speared through with a long hat pin to secure it to my chair and I use it for my appliqué pins when I assemble them. They are so much shorter than my regular pins and this makes it easier to get at them; very handy. Wonder if he'll stay there through the holidays?....M