first "lady of the lake" block done, only 23 more to go. yes it DOES measure EXACTLY 8.5" so swap hostess will be happy. using a variety of blue batiks with a WOW print. should be a very pretty finished project i'd say. leisurely sunday morning playing in the stash with phoebe....have 2 more little projects hope to play with today, in addition to tying the baby quilt AND some time on the hawaiian... is this a great day off or what! aaahhh this is what i had hoped it would be like during this time in my life. thought i might go on more quilty jaunts, but realizing that time is finite, would rather sew than browse endless shops. if i didn't work saturdays, i probably would do more quilt shows, but won't always be this way. for now, playing in the stash whenever i can is just right. now go on, have a good day!