A TV show filming was being set up in the Union Station Great Hall.
My husband and I took our friend Pat out to lunch on Friday. She's recovering well from her broken hip (when she and I were at the ALA Annual Conference in June). She's living in a west-side suburb 60 miles away from where we live. It took an hour and a half to get there (mid-day) and two hours to get home (Friday rush hour + summer + Chicago with a dollop of road construction). While we were at lunch her nephew called with the good news that he'd caught the cat who had holed up in Pat's condo, refusing to come out.. Apparently Mavourneen's need for human contact after two months got the best of her.
I helped set up the Rotary booth at Beach Park Fest on Saturday and stayed for the morning shift. MAST therapy dogs Dandy and Buddy were a big hit with festival-goers! They belong to Rotarians Bill and Debbie.
(A definite design flaw: the Rotary logo points to the sky.)
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I am delighted and relieved to say that I finished the guild challenge quilt -- quilted, bound, labeled!
I can't show you until the reveal (September 4). Here is a hint.
Teal Mini Swap. Beth Helfter hosts this annual fundraiser for ovarian cancer research in memory of her mother. It's the fourth year I've participated. The swap fabric is the teal print. My partner is Lisa in Pennsylvania. I'm nearly finished with the applique. (It took longer to decide what pattern to make than to pull the fabrics and prepare the fusible appliques.)
Linking up with other quiltmakers this mid-August weekend:
Design Wall Monday
Moving It Forward