So much for the home improvement updates. They're coming. I promise. In other news, I finished a project that started right about two years ago. Which is CRAZZZYYYY.
Mostly crazy because this hasn't been a project that sits far away from sight in an unfinished-objects box - it's been on my embroidery hoop, easily visible for basically the whole time. And now I'm not looking at it anymore. Weird.
When I started the project, my plan was to do an actual Hawaiian wall hanging, with hand applique and quilting. What I found relatively quickly was that I wasn't any good at (and, let's be honest, haven't gotten much better) at hand applique. As it turns out, I like the idea of sitting with a big embroidery hoop a lot more than I like actually doing it. So, having made it to about the basting step in two years, I decided that a machine quilted Hawaiian wall hanging was better than no Hawaiian wall hanging, and moved forward. It was not an agonizing decision.
This was started as a gift for a girlfriend, who, I am thrilled to report, has not changed her color scheme over the last two years :) She was a big fan, and I am a big fan of (briefly) having one fewer UFO - I obviously started a new project immediately upon returning home.