Some friends are coming over Monday and we are all making a Soul Searching quilt, not the original in the book but one that a student of Kathy Doughty's made. Rather than individual blocks it has the next row nested in between rows one and two. She has a photo of it on her Material Obsession blog (10th photo). I have been gathering scraps and 2.5" strips and last night started cutting some of the lengths of each color that I will need.
I went out and trimmed back my Butterfly Bush and cleaned up one part of a flower bed. There is more clean up to do but we will still get some frosts and freezes so I don't want everything totally uncovered yet. Besides that my old body can't take too much of that kind of work in one day. Little by little it will all be done.