Thanks for all the input on the border question...it a was almost a dead heat on to add the plaid or not. In the end the most pressing of design issues had the most influence - my DH (who is the intended recipient of the quilt) said it wasn't big enough. Not big enough...then another border it is! "Design" issue solved!
I spent some more time organizing the fabric storage closet. I consolidated my Halloween fabric from a basket, a plastic bag, and a shoebox into one storage box that fits under the bed in the guest bedroom. This frees up a bit of space for things I used more often. I've boxed up my Christmas fabric and my hand-dyed too (though they each took more than one box!) Now if I can just Goldie to relinquish control of the box I can get it put away...she if very jealous of fabric...it all belongs to her!
Now some of you may be aware that last week was MS awareness week. (If not, well, now you know!) Last year I did a series of posts to celebrate (that doesn't feel like the right word but you know what I mean.) This year it coincided with tax preparation and financial review week...well, a girl can only take sooooo much fun at one time. (again fun and MS - two words that shouldn't be in the same sentance.) Taking matters into my own hands I decided to commemorate...recognize...heck...post aboaut MS this week instead.
To make it more fun (again with that word!) I am having a two drawings and a contest of sorts with "fabulous" prizes. (To be announced next week...but will include jellyrolls (fabric kind of course), airplane binders and fat quarters!)
To enter the drawing is easy...for each comment (or email if you don't have a blog) you leave on my blog starting today and ending on Friday March 13th you will be entered into the drawing. Only one comment a day will count. I will draw one name on Wednesday and the other on Saturday.
The contest is a bit more fun (what is it with that word today...) Do you have any hints, techniques, products or ideas that make quilting easier for someone with disabilities...heck it can just make it easier for anyone! This doesn't have to be an "original" idea it just has to be one that hasn't already been posted as a comment already. And, yes, if you post an idea you are entered into both the idea "contest" and the drawing. My physical therapist will choose the winning idea...no, he isn't a quilter but his Mom is a seamstress back in the Ukraine. He routinely collects boxes of "gadgets" from the fabric stores here and sends them back. He has even translated a few articles from Threads for her!