these 2 goodies arrived yesterday. kim diehl was in maine this year for workshops but honestly, i just couldn't fit the cost into my budget, so i settled for a $15 consolation gift of her 2013 calendar. not close to being the same as a workshop, i know, but at least i get to enjoy her beautiful quilts every month. and my last issue of quilt life came too, but my dear mom has renewed for another year as a birthday gift. i really enjoy this magazine, not so many fabric ads and lots of interesting reading about quilters. *** a brief preview of fall here today; every so often now we get a day that is dry, sunny and a bit on the cooler side than real summer. we're starting to see dried leaves on the ground as well, just a reminder that summer doesn't go on forever. and it's lobster-palooza week here too. as if anyone didn't know there is a glut of them around. we've had 3 little festivals of our own so far.....mmm, mmm, good!