Sweetie is gone for a few days, so I pulled out my secret sewing project. (Really, it's not so secret; I just don't work on it when anyone else is around. It's more of a size issue than anything else.)
I inherited 3 things from my grandmother when she passed away: a charm bracelet, a vintage floor lamp, and her bedspread.
I decided to put batting and a backing on the bedspread, and cut it down to coverlet size. I also decided to hand-quilt it, in big stitch meandering between the flowers, with perle cotton (I am using DMC size 8). I have been working on it for going on two years (dragging it out every few months when I have room to leave it laying out for a few days at a time).