These 4 blocks have also been bumped up the list to be finished. The lime batik I’ll use to set them is ready and the little quilt top should be done in no time. The blocks have been sitting for ages and the lime batik is washed and ready.

It has been quite a week around here. Last Thursday and yesterday, Mr. Q.O. had cataract surgery. The difference is absolutely incredible. He can basically now throw away his old glasses and use drugstore readers. I was able to sit with him in the pre-op area until the doctors came to get him and the nurse told me as soon as he was out of surgery – less than 15 minutes. What an amazing process! The nurses in the pre-op and recovery room were wonderful and we both got a hug from one of them as we left.

Baxter sprawled out under a desk yesterday afternoon. It really doesn’t look like he could possibly be comfortable, but this is how he likes to sleep.

Tropical Punch — Again

One thing good about working on this surprise project is that I’ve remembered and brought out some projects that need finishing! All that’s left to do with these blocks is to set them. I’m still undecided on that — whether to set them in a square something like this or to set them in a long row as a table runner.

Lester in his normal summer spot — by the window. We’re supposed to have a very hot and humid weekend. I can’t wait! So far they’re saying we’ll hit 42C on Sunday with the humidex and it looks as though most of next week will be nice and hot. Finally!!

And Smudge in a typical Smudge pose – he really does know how to relax!

Sky Quilt Blocks Revisited

While I work on the gift for a friend, I thought I’d revisit these blocks. I’m still pretty sure that these 4 blocks will be the corners of a quilt with the multi-colour rainbow in the centre.

The rainbow is about two-thirds done. As soon as it’s finished, which may be sooner than later as I’d like to get back to it as soon as I get this surprise finished, I can start playing with the setting.

Smudge watching something rather intently:

Lester, appearing lost in thought: