the quilting is done, the binding is on
as I write this it is taking a cold bath in the washer to remove any remaining chalk from the markings I made for the quilting
this is actually done a full week ahead of when I had originally planned
which presents it's own dilemma -- my original plan was to take it to my quilt guild meeting next Thursday evening then mail it off to my daughter
but I will have the chance to just hand it to her this weekend, thus saving the postage (and the interim concern about it's safety while in transit)
my guess is I'll probably just give it to her and skip next week's "drag and brag"