To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, quilting is its own reward (he actually said 'peace') and to a certain point it is...but it is also work, and I perform best when I know there is a special treat at the end of the projects. Here's how I treated myself:
I took some pictures of the kids in the backyard to familiarise myself with the settings. Polly chose to climb the apple tree for her shots. With a little cropping, this one might might make her Christmas cards:
Maddie was a bit too distracted by the wind to hold still very long. He lived up to his rapper name given him by our eldest son - Mad.E. - as he chased all over the place after every leaf that moved.
Quilting has been a very rewarding experience for me this month.