menu and give it serious consideration.
On the quilting front, I picked up Argyle, Anyone? from the machine quilter and, as always, Mary Ellen did a spectacular job, using variegated thread that seemed to contain all of the fabric colors. I got the binding machined on and began the handstitching yesterday and it should be done in just a few days, at which point a photo will be shared. It's a nice quilt to be working on and the 60" square is a nice size for a quilt.
I also got all of those circles-on-freezer-paper starched and pressed and have even completed the applique of the first one and begun the second. This is my current portable project, and I'm kind of liking the applique. I don't think it is something I'm going to want to pursue on any kind of a grand scale, but it is nice to know I can [sort of] do it.
The other new technique I wanted to attempt this summer is paper piecing. Once we get into August, I'll get serious about that. Speaking of getting into August, before July is over, I need to finish up the in-exchange-for-a-cow projects, make Anya's PIF, and mail out the charm packs to the winners. Bear with me, friends. I'm on "summer time" when the livin' is easy . . . .