My son-in-law was here from NC for his mother's 90th birthday and he stopped by for a nice visit. I finished the purple dishcloth and started a red one for my kitchen. I rarely use the solid color yarn so this one is different for me.
I was looking through "Kaffe Fassett's Quilts from Italy" and I find the quilt that was my favorite when the book came out is still my favorite. I know how hard it is to keep a quilt from bowing out at the center of the sides when adding border after border. I think I do want to make one like this anyway. I have about 3/4 of the fabrics used in this quilt but I might not make an exact copy.
I'm at day 25 after pacemaker surgery. For the first 30 days I was instructed to not raise my left arm above shoulder level. This is time for the leads that were inserted into the heart to be held securely in place by scar tissue that grows around the ends. Since I frequently switch hands (without thinking) when placing blocks on my design walls I didn't dare take a chance of accidentally raising that arm too high. I will be happy to get back to the design wall in another week.