This is the project from Alex's retreat in Nov. 2006. It is her "Shades of Autumn" pattern. Her quilt was stunning. Lots of scrappy black background and autumn colors. I don't have a lot of blacks in my stash, so I looked for and found one background that would work. Jane and I found this down at Material Possessions a few weeks before Retreat. I have two rows of HST to add after I finish assembling the body, and it's done! The quilt will be appx. 60" square. I love making leaves and houses. A fun quilt.
I tossed and turned last night until the wee hours of the morning. I should be able to sleep tonight. My mattress is only a year old, but I hate it. The pillow top has a dent where I sleep, and I tried moving to the other side last night. Didn't work! I need to shop around for another one, but how do you know you'll like it until you've tested it for a month? I'll figure it out - or might take to sleeping in the other bedroom for a while. Oops, that won't work either. I'd have to clean the stash room up to be able to get to the day bed in there :)
~ An alternative route home when the freeway is stopped
~ A juicy navel orange
~ Cooler evening
~ The movitation to sew