Yes, it was finished in time, here is the little owner proudly displaying it!
The way he is going he will get another for Christmas and another next year, I have been cuddled, hugged, thanked and thanked again by him. He even ran across the Churchyard 2 days after to jump in my arms and say "thank you for my beautiful blanket,"- unprompted as well!
Wouldn't it be nice if all recipients were as appreciative of the time and effort a quilt takes. I gave a special one to a close relative when I was still in the learning process, it took me ages but it had all materials of significance, even a soppy label-Christmas day came and she didn't even unroll it! Pulled it half way out of the wrapping, said, "thanks, that looks nice" and pushed it back in! She only looked at the back! I went outside and cried, Dh asked what I expected, I said I at least expected her to look at it!!!!
Of course by the time a few family members worded her up when we had gone onto the next family she was full of praise the next day, I'm afraid I was rather of the feeling, too little, too late ...and after prompting! Another friend of mine sewed for ages for a special quilt for her FIL's 60th, then took it home after the party to finish the hand quilting. They went back 6 months later and she said she almost had it finished. They told her they didn't know what she was talking about and couldn't remember the present from the party!!! Needless to say that isn't going back!!
Everyone slowly resuming normal health here, both kids actually went to School the last 2 days. They have to go tomorrow because Robyn and I are off for treat day in Port Fairy before School holidays start on Friday. Hoping to have the house clean early today and to get in some sewing, not many chances in the last few days, have a great day, Tracey