The gal (owner?) at the register answered my questions about the newly started Ventura Modern Quilt Guild, which meets monthly in the shop, and encouraged me to join despite my stating that I'm not exactly a modern quilter. The quilt pattern I purchased is modern, though. Solids are drawing my attention more and more when I look at magazines and catalogs. This pattern includes sizes from crib to king and is made entirely of 2.5" strips, surprisingly. Super Buzzy is a welcome addition to the quilting community and I will definitely shop there again.
New sights in the kitchen window today: Independence Day decorating (need to find some white vessels for this display!) and a portable collapsible clothesline in the poor, neglected backyard. I may have to pretty up that clothespin bag to distract from the dry grass and thin garden beds.
The sideboard got some attention too. My red and white Broken Dishes tablerunner received an Honorable Mention at last year's County Fair (two other quilts got Second Place). I'm planning to enter a few more pieces this year, including Caramel Blues and maybe the X's and O's tablerunner. Both of these need finishing, as does the Jewel Box quilt; thankfully my Mom did come over Thursday night to help me pin it, saving me at least an hour and a half of time. Okay, I'm off to play in my sewing room!