I finally got the instructions for the Gentleman's Fancy Table Runner written and posted in the Free Instructions on our website.  All it takes is one package of six blocks ($5.95 + shipping) to make this runner.  This is a 12" block so you can make it anywhere from a one-block square table topper to a six-foot (plus borders) long table runner or bed runner.  I dug around in my batik stash and this is what I came up with.

Monday night I dug out a long-term project to start working on again.  I knew I would be spending time sitting in the car yesterday while Bob had a surgical procedure done and decided this was it.  I have 42 "flowers" completed and another 20 with the centers done and the outside round basted and trimmed, ready to add.  I also have another 40+ that are basted or ready to be basted.  I'm not even sure how many I am going to need for this quilt.  These fabrics are from Moda and I ordered them, not having a clue what I was going to do with them.  I can't even remember what we kitted them for but I had a lot of bolt ends left so decided to use them for this project.  As we are cleaning things out, I keep finding more bits and pieces of this fabric line so between the hexies and a pieced backing, I am hoping to be rid of it!  But, I forgot how much I love making these.  I have two or three other hexagon projects going and have decided that they are sort of the life-long projects.  I'll occasionally catch you up with how these projects are progressing.  You never know, I might actually finish one!

I worked up in the garden a bit this morning – brought in a bunch of squash and the first batch of tender young green beans along with a couple of cucumbers.  The strawberries are getting bigger and I don't know what I am going to do with all of the tomatoes!  I have peppers of various types so I'm thinking some salsa is going to be made and canned this year.  

I hope you are all using this down-time to accomplish something, no matter how small or large it might be.  Laura sent me a video yesterday of Everett (my 5-year old grandson) reading a book.  I realized just how big of a step that is even though we adults find reading to be something we take for granted.  He has certainly put this quarantine time to good use!  And of course, I hope you all are not only accomplishing things, but that you are staying safe and staying healthy.  That is what this is all about.  HAPPY QUILTING!