I finished the first two blocks of the Block of the Month from Gail Pan Designs last week...I love these little stitcheries, they're going to make a beautiful Christmas Quilt.
I've also chosen my fabrics for Judy's Bears in the Farmhouse quilt along. I didn't have a good stripe to use for the centers of the blocks, so decided to make a more patriotic quilt since I've always wanted one. I don't have any large cuts of fabric in my stash, I'll need to buy a blue fabric for the outer border. Good thing that the Fat Quarter Shop is still running their Valentine's Day Sale...I think the coupon is still good!
Valentine's Day was very quiet here...the boss has been out west since last week and spent the weekend in Seattle. I did go have drinks on Saturday afternoon...we were welcoming home one of our friends from Iraq. When I got to the restaurant, I thought it had been evacuated...there were people all over outside and emergency vehicles in the parking lot. It turned out that our local Yellow Ribbon Club had arranged a motorcycle escort for Will from his house to PJ's to thank him for his service. Most of us had no idea that this was going to happen...if I'd had a clue I would have been at the house and not the restaurant! They kept it very hush hush to surprise Will. It was wonderful to see so many people come out to support him. The picture above shows him addressing the crowd when they arrived at PJ's and it came from the Burlington County Times website. He'll be spending some time at Walter Reed taking care of some non-combat injuries, then he'll be coming home for good...and we'll be happy to have him back!