first, thanks for all the lovely comments on my hand quilting and other projects. i don't reply to each out of time constraints, but they are sooo appreciated! **** though not trimmed to size yet, it's another block for "just takes 2" project. thinking i should put this project on my summer list as well. the shoebox of browns has been sitting on my ironing station for way too long and would be fantastic to empty another for more (gulp) fabric storage. **** it's yet another cloudy/dreary weather day here in coastal maine but we do believe summer will come yet. in fact, yesterday got my shortie summer haircut so now it has to arrive, doesn't it? **** my weekend starts now and i've a bit of a to-do list that needs polishing off, but sewing is definitely on it. would like to work more on the border for my amish center diamond, but all this humid weather would cause my disappearing pen marks to....well, disappear, so it's on hold for a much less humid day. and now to the list!