This photo struck me particularly because I cannot find this 1 x 6 ruler ANYWHERE. It usually lives in a drawer bin on the door of my sewing desk, but I last remember it out in the dining room where I was looking at a quilt template pattern in a magazine last weekend. I'm pretty sure I put it back on my desk, but am afraid it got accidentally swept off and into the trashcan when I was moving things around. The trashcan was subsequently emptied by Grant for the weekly pickup and I didn't miss the ruler until mid week. This ruler was my constant companion for years and will need to be replaced, as a seam gauge just doesn't work the same way as a quilting ruler!
The above binding was going on these two placemats I made for DD Erica for her little house in Arizona. She has recently petitioned for another set in similar colors, and while combing my scrap boxes I found some suitable fabrics and even some scraps from these. Erica also noted that my Blogger's Quilt Festival post was incorrect--her bed is a King, not Queen, and therefore the quilt I made her is even more impressive for its size :). Thanks, Erica!
It is also Russell the dog's 12th birthday today.
Here he is at Christmas 2005. He's a bit grayer now and has put on some weight, but is still going strong!