My Wisconsin brother, Axel, was here for 9 days, and we've been keeping him busy most of the time. Now that he's gone, he's keeping me busy with laundry and chores that didn't get done while he was here. We visited a variety of museums and galleries, shopped for souvenirs a little, had some good meals, and walked in the town forest, albeit slowly since he uses a cane.
We watched his intake of food as he needs to lose quite a bit, so tonight we're treating ourselves to some peach-blueberry pie.
While Axel was here, he helped me figure out which pieces to include in a show at a Montpelier retirement community this November and December. There are two walls, one 10' long and the other 19' long. The shorter one has some furniture in front of it, so I plan to put only one quilt there. I'll put three smaller quilts/wallhangings on the longer wall and then three mini pieces on the support part of the wall that juts out between the two walls.
Now that those decisions are made, I have to finish hand quilting my Atlantic Flyway wall hanging and put hanging sleeves on a couple of the quilts. I also decided to enter two other small quilts in a different show, "The Fabric of Our Lives," in Waterbury Center Sept. 27 to Nov. 21. One of those needs a sleeve, too. And I'll have to inventory my collection of curtain rods and dowels. Wow!