I got 13 of the 15 strip sets sewn but only sliced 7 sets. I was just too tired to sew them last night though. I ran errands all morning before it got too hot and then stayed in the a/c the rest of the day.
I have an overachiever cactus on the front porch. It has a bud already (near the top left of the photo). They usually don't get buds until they come inside in late Sept. and have long hours of darkness.
This one was on the second shelf behind the Creeping Jenny most of the summer. I switched it to a lower shelf and moved a different one up there. Maybe the cool nights we had last week got it thinking it was time to bloom. It is my pale pink plant and it bloomed in both Oct. and April.