I'll just start out with an artful pose by Bucky -- usually he turns around just as I'm clicking the shutter button. He's surrounded by quilting debris, as always. The thing on his collar is a magnet for the cat-door, which is supposed to keep raccoons out but doesn't succeed.
This is a mini library quilt I'm making for the treasurer of my local Friends of the Library organization. Carl has been on the board for a very long time, and has been treasurer for much of that. He's having some health problems and is "retiring" in November, although I'm sure he'll show up for board meetings. He's an incredibly generous and intelligent and witty fellow.
Last but not least, I finished up a baby quilt for my newest nephew, Griffin. I don't know if it makes any sense to send a quilt to New Orleans in August... but I did it anyway!
As you'll note in my sidebar, I joined the 4 seasons mini quilt swap. As if I didn't have enough obligations already, plus a 2-week vacation coming up in September. Since my hubby is traveling constantly (2-1/2 weeks in China right now, for work) I figured I might as well go for it! I don't know who I'm making a quilt for, yet, but I already have a good idea of what I'm going to do.
I'm toying with the idea of renting a sewing machine for a week when we're in Hawaii. We've been there often enough that I know there's practically nothing to do in the evenings where we stay, and Al will end up wanting to do some work part of the time and I'll get tired of reading... has anyone tried the rental thing?
and an update: Bloxorz level 31. Worse than ever.