I did get the mini blocks done, and mailed. I also mailed squishies to those that sent them to me. What are squishies? Bits of fabric in an envelope are squishie when you moosh them. Yes, I'm over on rec.crafts.textiles.quilting, and it's just something we do yonder. Squishies tend to arrive here when I really need them, like the bit of pink flannel with cats on from a friend in Canada. It was sent when I posted the story of Colin and his quilt, so that I could include it when I made my new quilt for myself. I did. :) Even though I really don't do pink. Hey- it had cats on, and it was well intentioned. I'm certainly not sending it back! It meant a great deal the day it came. I needed that pick-up. So when I could use the scraps to make catnip pillows, of course I made a few with the pink too. I saved one though, and I sent it back to the Canadian friend. She has three other cats, even though she lost one about the same week I lost Colin. But I didn't just send a catnip pillow- I sent a fat eighth of fabric with fishies all over it. :) That felt good.
Last night I started more inroads on the dragon baby quilt. I keep forgetting that the interface drawing is supposed to be mirror image, and I keep putting it on the wrong side of the fabric. So I've been trying to use batik fabrics (that don't have a wrong side). I still messed up one of the dragons that was supposed to be a really stark purple with blue streaks... he's going going to be rather shot with grey by using the back side front. Oops. I ought to fix it, but I don't have more of that fabric.
I hope to get the layout done and the blocks made by the weekend, and maybe I can get the top done and quilted by the weekend. Then I have to change gears and go back to calligraphy and illumination for my crafting. The backlogs are calling my name, and I have to make award scrolls for Axes & Ales.
It's sunny and warm out. The hiacinths are trying to bloom. This is probably the very short week that I could actually go out and work in the garden- after the tree pollen and before the other flowers start to bloom. I was sad to discover that Easter lillies set off my allergies. I was in the grocery store next to them while trying to check out and forgot my PIN number and didn't remember if I had another card I could use instead or how much cash that meant, because I could not think straight. I ended up handing my wallet over. Fortunately, the cashier has seen me on better days, and knew what was wrong. I do have all my cards in my wallet still, so it's okay. My head cleared as soon as I got back outside. I honestly don't remember lillies setting me off before.