while decluttering some stuff that is boxed up, i found the orange stash for the modern quilt....have no idea where the book is, but took these out in case it too materializes...no pun! last friday the NH jaunt took me to Quilted Threads in Henniker, a lovely shop with 3 floors of goodies. this gray/white by dear stella was among the sale goodies. had found a small scrap of this at the keepsake sale last summer and so caved just a tiny bit and got more...i love it! this plus 2 small pieces of kaffe fassett greens was all i got. the stash added from my retreat is still holding me back from desiring more, at least until "union blues" hits in march. by then hope to have used up a chunk of what is already here. *** it's monday again of a holiday week. not much planned and no big family gathering, just me, mom and maybe sis if weather isn't awful. foregoing the big bird for some fresh turkey parts plus a few sides. it'll be a nice day even without the norman rockwell version, but the rest of the gang will be sorely missed. *** work continues on the amish center diamond and the binding is ready once the quilting is done...and work is the absolute wrong word...it's pure fun!