Away I go, off to the annual quilt retreat with the kids' bio-grandma. (AKA - Noni). Three nights and three days of quilted bliss.
I shall be returning with goodies for some Orlando moms that have commissioned I Spy quilts, among many other things. Stay tuned because I will be making some items available for sale on e.bay. (That $900 orthodontic bill for AB looms large) 
The director/administrator of our quilter's group was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I made her a surprise. I can't wait to give it to her tonight! 
I leave AB and WG in the capable hands of The Dad. We all know Grace won't miss me. Probably won't even notice that I'm gone. Crazy dog. Oh, that reminds me! I have to pick up her dog food before I head out of town! (The Dad recently discovered how exasperating it is to take AB shopping. I'll be kind and spare him the hassle of a grocery store run with AB in tow.)
I gave Sissy a quick call this morning since I'll be missing her evening calls. Well, that is, when she calls. I like calling in the morning because it catches her off guard. She's always tongue-tied so I get to chat it up all happy and chipper and tell her I love her and she's too sleepy or irritated from morning routines to rebuff. I'm a sly dog that way! Gotta get in all the love now while I can (and while she's too far away to get me back with RADilicious behaviors.)
AB's dental appliance is working quickly. He just might be one lucky boy and get it removed next Wednesday. But I'm not saying a word just in case I'm wrong. Besides, I guiltily admit, if he only wears it for two weeks, I'm going to be thinking that it was an expensive two weeks!
The "pink ribbon" bag (and yes, I plan to make more because I suspect it's going to generate lots of interest.) It has a four inch flat bottom base and stands 18 inches tall. Free-hand quilted with the pink ribbon symbol. One interior pocket perfect for keys. Size is intentional to tote comforts from home that will be soothing during treatment (blanket, neck pillow, beverage, bible, hoodie, etc.)