When I got into bed last night, I couldn't sleep knowing how close it was to being finished, and so I got up and worked on it. It was finished around 2:00 a.m.
With so many seams and so many little pieces cut every which way from larger pieces of fabric, it was easy for little errors to add up. Also, many pieces are cut on the bias, and so there was some stretching involved as well.
When I started sewing from the bottom up, the bottom section (with the green background) was too long. You can see that there is just a small triangle of cuff above the outer edge of the shoe on the left. That seam needed to match up to look right, and so I pinned it there and worked my way to the outer edges. When it was pinned for sewing, the right edge was about 3/4 inch too long. The remaining sections went together just as they should, and so I just cut that puppy off. No harm done, and no one will ever know the difference. It ended up at 32 x 46 inches. Of course, it still needs quilting and binding.
The only other thing I accomplished yesterday was a little more stitching on Hocuspocusville. When it was unrolled to move the hoop, it looked like this.
It's more than half finished now, and I'll pick it up there again this morning.
The only other thing to happen yesterday was the return of Bob the bobcat. Actually, we have no idea if this is a Bob or a Bobbi. He likes hanging out at the bottom of our field where there is plenty of mole, gopher, and squirrel activity.
Usually, we don't see him this early in the year, and so it was surprising to spy him out in the field. He's camera shy, and so it's hard to get a good shot of him. This picture was taken through the living room window. It's zoomed in close, and I was able to brace the camera on Smitty's scratching post for stability. He looked right at me, and then hurried off.
It's another slow day here at the Three Cats Ranch. With Snips and Snails finished, I can get caught up on my Solstice Challenge blocks, and then...just maybe...I'll get going on the next section for And On that Farm. I can hear you saying, "Promises, promises."