I wanted to explain why I used the zig zag stitch on the flannel quilt in yesterday's post. If you do a straight stitch to finish the binding it makes the edge rather stiff. Using a zig zag keeps it soft and flexible.
I spent a large part of the afternoon yesterday dismantling my childhood photo album. Both covers had broken loose and the black pages shredded every time I touched them. They left little crumbs of black lint all over the table. I sorted the pictures into piles which I will now put in labeled expandable folders. The pile below is all of my pen pals' pictures, more than 40 of them. I don't know whether to throw them away or put them in a folder. I wrote to them when I was 10-16 years old and there is only one of them that I remember enough about that I could actually contact her. The pictures certainly won't mean anything to my kids when I'm gone.