So instead of sharing all of that with you (which I did, but then deleted!) I will instead share this
ahhhh a night of hand quilting ahead of me. Not really relaxing yet but perhaps at some point it will become so. I'm guessing more relaxing than toddler melt downs on the street, the cat walking through a puddle of red paint and then over cream coloured carpet, butter being painted over one of my sewing books ... whoops sorry I forgot I wasn't going to share!