The last time I spent a few straight hours quilting, I pulled a muscle in my neck, so today I worked on both quilts, one “Mythbusters” episode at a time (about 45 minutes, DVD time). It definitely helped alternating sitting at the Juki and standing at the design wall.
I filled in more of Vincent’s cheek and nose as well as most of the chin. As for Iris, I finished all the cat fur and I only have the background to finish.
I also got my order from Superior Threads, so I have my needles and the thread to quilt my painted hibiscus.
The secret is to never lose sight of the simple, everyday miracles in life. Good food, literature, laughter, music, compelling conversation, nature, and art. Look for them in every day, and even when it feels like your whole world is unravelling, you will never be too far from a needle and thread.