up to date with the marcus bros sew-along project...one more week/block to go. just in time, too, as retreat prep is in full swing with october just around the corner. the batik blocks are also just about ready to mail out, so i am right on schedule with my to-do list. even if i didn't have a calendar, the cool temps would tell me that autumn is in full mode here in southern coastal maine. it's fair time as well, and just today mom and i ventured out to a local bean supper of good repute. normally i work all day saturday but took some vacation time so i could take mum. not knowing how soon i'll be moving prompts me to fill the days with as many good times together as i can. *** spent some time yesterday playing in the scraps. some civil war 1.5" strips were prepped, as well as more inchies and some 2.5" squares...all from the scrap baskets, which are more than overflowing. also pulled out all batik scraps for another little quilt about the same size as made last year at retreat. i must have a suitable pattern around here someplace....LOL! **** well now that this block is done, guess i'll mosey on back to the old viking and finish the other blocks.