In the meantime, I've been working on my Cranes quilt. I got the attic windows effect done, and planned to hand quilt each section, stitching the outline of the cranes and the landscape. I bought the special quilting hoop, put one corner of the quilt in, and started stitching. After about 20 minutes and 8 inches of stitching, I decided this was not for me! My neck and back hurt, and the thought of doing the whole quilt did my head in :-(
So I removed it from the hoop, threaded up the machine, and an hour later, all done. I only stitched along the landscape borders, and left the cranes alone. This quilt is not for show, it is just for my own satisfaction, and the Quilt Police will not be inspecting it, lol!