First of all, thank you for all of your comments and emails about Sam...knowing that there were so many of you who care really helped me get through a difficult time. I appreciate it more than words can say.
I felt the need for a quick project that would be mindless, yet would keep me busy. I dug around in my treasure boxes and found a packet of squares from the Quiltmaker's Gift line of fabric. I decided to make a simple lattice quilt with them and just put a plain border on it. That worked really well until I realized I didn't have enough of anything in my stash for a border. So I've gotten this far with it.... and I'll be making a piano key border from my scraps. I'll probably piece a back for it as well and it will become a donation quilt for my Caps and Laps group at church.
I've also been doing some knitting...this is the Yarn Harlot's One Row Scarf made from a beautiful alpaca worsted from Frog Tree. It's been in my yarn stash since last fall and I had every intention of having a lovely scarf for the boss last winter. Yeah, instead I had a lovely scarf and he still had 4 skeins of yarn at the end of winter.
This winter he'll be as warm as an alpaca.