forget about the british empire, it's just take 2 that seems to be with me ad infinitum. almost ready to put the last block into the first section and get it off the design wall and i've got 5 done for the next. not exactly where i'd hoped to be at this point with this project, but progress nonetheless. also got some other sewing done this morning with ideas and projects galore, per usual. **** and no, i haven't ventured out yet. it's nearly 90 and going higher here, unusual for coastal maine. we did get to the beach yesterday afternoon and had to leave because the wind was so strong and cool. truly the dog days of summer and august isn't even here yet.