I'm quietly staying at home and quietly doing activities like hand piecing and quilting. The When-oh-When quilt is slowly getting quilted though I have yet to decide what to quilt on the unmarked places. I've still got about a quarter of the wide border yet to quilt (there is still a narrow white border to do) but I'M RUNNING OUT OF THREAD!
I knew that I might come to the end of the spool when I started because there was only half a spool to begin with, so the other day I stopped at one of the fabric stores to buy a new spool. I was clever enough to remember to bring the old spool along so that I could be sure of the lot numbers and this is what matched up, but look! Do those look like the same color to you? I don't think so... It was sort of a wild goose chase to begin with because I have no idea when I bought the first spool, it could have been over 10 years ago; or even where, it might have been the States, it might have been Japan. So I am satisfied that it is even this close in color and it probably won't make a difference when it gets quilted (haven't started with the new spool yet.)
As much as I enjoy machine piecing and quilting, it is nice to have simple hand work that sits by a chair and can be picked up and put down at any time. Quilting is good for the soul.