Needless to say, the creative side has been nonexistant. Just before all the insanity, I was able to finish binding placemat 3 of 10, but there hasn't been progress on anything else since then.
A couple of things to brighten my week, though - I picked up the Pineapple Blossom quilt from Ruth Donnell, my quilter (her daughter, Pam Thorne, has also quilted many of my quilts), and I have a sneak peek to show you - I'm hoping to have the energy to bind it somewhere around the end of October. The quilting is absolutely beautiful. I asked her to choose a pattern and thread color that she thought would match the quilt, and what she chose was perfect!
About mid-week, I received my first promise of things to come - my new Kindle Paperwhite cover (Royal Purple - it's not really clear in the photo). I decided to go ahead and try it out. The non-backlight lighting looks intriguing! I should receive mine later this month.
And then yesterday, another package arrived in the mail - the first of my new block of the month, Fall Frolic! This is one I wrote about a few weeks ago, organized by Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop, using wool felt. I am so excited to start this one! But it will be a few weeks before I can get there, with work being so demanding at the moment. I need a vacation! :)
I'm going to try to work on another placemat binding this weekend, if I don't fall asleep first. So glad it's Friday night!