So naturally I chose to work on finishing at last my two versions of the Temecula 12 Days of Christmas quilts. Makes sense in my world. All work had stalled at Block 10 in January when The Troubles began, so it was a full day to get them both done (because very hard to choose fabrics for these):
One day this past week, I rearranged my main sewing room. It is a much better layout and I am delighted with it. Unfortunately, this involved rotating the computer and printers 45 degrees which meant hours of reorganizing the cables. All done now and they mostly don't show, which is a first. I also am now using my 23" TV (a gift from a very generous online blogger friend upon the unfortunate and violent demise of my previous all-but-new computer monitor, which you may remember, perpetrator shall now remain nameless, okay it was Timmy) as not only a TV but also a computer monitor. You just switch the input back and forth. This is all just too cool for words.
During the rearranging, Rembrandt became obsessed with a paper clip. Over and over, she would pull it off the folder and knock it to the ground, I would put it back and she would pull it off again. My Rembrandt can do tricks!
Here is Donna di Natale's new book from Kansas City Star, Anna's Quilt. It is a delightful book that gives the pattern for a quilt that her Aunt Anna made and then smaller projects that are inspired by the Depression Era quilt.
Donna was the editor for my book A Bountiful Life, which is hanging on still at Little Quilts :-) :
Last but not least, I met Bettina Havig at the shop yesterday. I was thrilled! Her book, Amish Kinder Komforts, is one of my favorites.
Nothing to report on The Troubles, except that the chemotherapy infusions continue, the side effects are enough to get a hyena depressed, Timmy is helping me in all ways possible and is the best son ever (how many people could make me laugh during the infusion when I know what is coming a few hours later), and it's too early to know what the effect of all of this is. Must think positive. This is the third week, the good week, and I feel fabulous!
So as the Easter sunset sets in the west, Rembrandt, Timmy, and I wish you all the best in quilting and daily life.