I feel very good about giving her the quilt to finish and love - it definitely fits her way more than me (she loves bright and bold). So I came home and took it down off my design wall and folded up the layers for her to finish piecing. I am marking it "finished." This was my first Bonnie Hunter mystery, and I doubt it will be my last. I still enjoy seeing others' versions of the quilt, and it was definitely not a bad experience. I will remember the lessons learned when I start the next quilt. And sometimes it's about that - the lessons you learn - and not about finishing.
Then I started putting up some other blocks on the wall (High Cotton). I wanted to see where the holes are, which colors are missing. I have about 9 or 10 more blocks to make and then it can start going together. I took a photo of about half the blocks I have currently pieced.
Basically I decided on a red, a reddish-orange, an orange, and two yellows.
I am looking forward to the holiday weekend. My co-worker is on vacation for a week, so I'm covering for both of us, and was pretty steadily busy today (maybe some customers will take a vacation day tomorrow!). I am still working on my stamina, but getting better. I plan to start doing some walking again also, thinking that will help my energy level.