Rita did the hand stitching around the edge, she does it much faster than me with my carpal tunnel. It took here about 2 hours, would have took me 2 days. She finished it up yesterday morning and we had time to wash it first.
She knew it was coming, she had seen the finished top, she asked me to make it and gave me the sirts. BTW that is the 4th one I made for her, she is so hard to buy gifts for. She has one on each couch in the living room, one got moved to the couch in the computor room last night. Yes she had tears in her eyes as well as Rita and I. They made 50 years about 4 months before Dad passed away.