"Peony Garden" is finished. I put the last of the hand stitching on the binding last night. It ended up 62" x 78". This one I will keep since it is my favorite of the 16 patch series.
Here are the 5 half yard pieces I bought on Wednesday. They are just fill in for the stash, no purpose in mind.
On a more serious vein......one year ago today I went to Chicago to have radiation seeding placed in my eye and 5 days later had it removed. That is (implanting) one day after my birthday and (removal) one day after my dad's birthday. I tend to link events with dates in my memory bank so my birthday is a bittersweet event, forever linked to the discovery of the tumor in my eye and the surgery on the 15th. There is good news: the tumor is shrinking, my eyesight has not changed, and I still feel as healthy as I did before they gave me the diagnosis. The bad news? The 2 people I know who had this same thing passed away 6 years after diagnosis. The good news outweighs the bad since dying is inevitable at some point anyway. So.....I will continue to make quilt tops, finish some of them into quilts, and photograph everything colorful that I cross paths with.