For what is -- I believe -- my last commitment to a monthly block swap, Moira sent out leopard and asked for a creamy background and anything that goes with leopard. Not having any tiger or giraffe on hand, I went with panther. I've enjoyed the process, over the past ten years, of sending out fabric for other quilters to make blocks for me and of receiving their fabric to make blocks for them. It has been fun and interesting to work with fabrics that do not fall into the range I generally would choose (leopard is an excellent example). Yet the stash of sets of blocks is mighty deep, and the post office has become quite persnickety about their idea of how much postage needs to go on the envelopes. So it is time to retire from these swaps. For a while, anyway.
It has been a while since there was any kind of an update on The Farmer's
Wife Mistress Internet Date, so I thought I'd let y'all know I've not forgotten her for even a minute. One of my least favorite quilting tasks is setting blocks on point with lattice and cornerstones. I do it for a bit and then have to stop. And I don't return promptly. Obviously she's in a state of great disarray at present, but she is pulling herself together and I imagine she'll be a flimsy (still doesn't sound quite decent in her case) by the end of the month. She's evolved from a mistress to an internet date because, despite the trouble I've had with her, once she got up on the wall, I found her to be very sweet and not at all, Honna, a skanky ho. I'm hoping to send her off to Branky on October 1 for machine quilting. She prolly should be hand quilted, but the queue for that is formidable.
And that's what I know, Near Philadelphia.