My bull's eye swap blocks are done! I cut them in quarters and sent them off to my 3 fellow swappers this morning. Here are 25 of the 40 blocks I made (design wall limitations...).
We were going to do red/orange/yellow as our color scheme, but it seems much more orange/yellow, with lots of pink, at this point. But I like it. We'll each reassemble the blocks using the 40 quarter-blocks each of us contributes. I'm thinking I might see if these blocks will let me get a Mumbo Gumbo effect if I carefully choose center colors. Not sure, but I can hardly wait to play with layouts!
I updated my Hearts for Linus blog that I keep for the Project Linus donations from my guild, and that's about all the quilting-related stuff I've been able to do the last couple days. We did hear that the Central Illinois Chapter of Project Linus is going to be doing a great project for children whose mothers are in prison. It's really a wonderful undertaking, and I'll share more on that later. It's been very thoughtfully planned.
Tomorrow I'm off to California to see my mother and daughters for Mother's Day, plus I'll visit my brother and his wife and hopefully one of my nieces and her family. Can't wait! I should have internet access while I'm there but don't think I'll be able to post until I return.
Finally, I wanted to share this photo of Stone Circle, Whanganai Bay, Lake Taupo, New Zealand. It's on the cover of photographer Martin Hill's book Earth to Earth (which is on my wish list...).
A card with this photo sits by my computer, partly because I love the photo and partly because I love how I got the card. I was smitten by the photo when I saw it at the bookstore and almost bought it, but felt silly buying a card for myself. A few days later, my husband gave me the card. He had seen it and knew it was something I would like, so he bought it for me. I guess after 25 years you learn each other's taste pretty well, but it was nonetheless a delightful surprise.