in today's mail, i find these beauties that skipped across the border from NH into maine...from victoria! how sweet is that! i do love paisley fabrics and have a bit of a small stash of them for a someday project percolating in the gray matter. it perked me up enough to get through my 8-hour day at work after working very late last night covering for a coworker with an early AM flight. i planned ahead, though, and came home to a freshly changed bed and a neat room with new, colorful stuff on the design wall. will be catching up on sleep tomorrow, not sure how much sewing, if any, will get done. **** spent friday on a summer veggie cooking marathon of corn fritters, zucchini pancakes and a huge pot of escarole soup for the freezer for work days ahead. i come from a long line of family who "put food by" for winter's enjoyment, long before produce from chile was ever dreamed. when my great-grandmother died, the cellar still had jars of veggies, fruits, pickles and jams and a bin half full of potatoes. her raspberry jam excelled far above stonewall kitchen and long before it as well. and guess what, she was our family quiltmaker too!